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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to business leaders as he attends a Japanese-Russian business dialogue meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. Russia and Japan agreed Friday to hold talks on joint economic development of four islands at the center of a decades-old territorial dispute between the countries. (Ma Ping/Pool Photo via AP)

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands after signing a joint statement at Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. After their bilateral meeting, both countries signed a civilian nuclear cooperation agreement that will allow Japan to export nuclear plant technology to India. (Franck Robichon/Pool Photo via AP)

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IOC President Thomas Bach, right, accompanied by IOC Vice President John Coates, second right, and Japan's Olympic Minister Tamayo Marukawa, left, attend their meeting in Tokyo Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. (Japan Pool Photo via AP)

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Iori Hanabusa, left, and Yukkiy Koba of Tokyo, Japan pose in front of a billboard of the cover of The Who's album "The Kids Are Alright" on day 1 of the 2016 Desert Trip music festival at Empire Polo Field on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in Indio, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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U.S. — Japan Alliance Adjustment Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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Illustration on Japan's Pearl Harbor attack and Nazi Germany's declaration of war against the United States in World War II by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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Illustration on the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender to China by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Illustration on disputed territorial claims between the ROC and Japan over the Daioyutai islands by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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Illustration on the horrific events forcing Japan to surrender in World War II by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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In this June 7, 2015 photo, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-60 flies during a Japan-U.S. joint disaster prevention drill in Kochi, western Japan. A U.S. Army helicopter of the same type crashed off the southern Japanese island of Okinawa on Wednesday, Aug. 12, injuring several people aboard the aircraft, officials said. (Yuta Omori/Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

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This aerial photo shows reactors of No. 1, right, and No. 2, left, at the Sendai Nuclear Power Station in Satsumasendai, Kagoshima prefecture, southern Japan, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, it had restarted the No. 1 reactor at its Sendai nuclear plant as planned. The restart marks Japan's return to nuclear energy four-and-half-years after the 2011 meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan following an earthquake and tsunami.(Kyodo News via AP)

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Ryo Ishikawa, of Japan, watches his tee shot on the third hole during the first round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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Yukio Okamoto (left), Outside Board Member of Mitsubishi Materials and former Special Advisor to Japan's Prime Minister, and Hikaru Kimura, Senior Executive Officer Mitsubishi Materials, offer an apology as they hold hands with 94-year-old U.S. prisoner of war James Murphy at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles on Sunday. (Associated Press)

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, looks up during a plenary session at the lower house in Tokyo, Thursday, July 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama) ** FILE **

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Unlike Germany and Japan that were converted to friends from enemies after World War II, Russia has not followed a similar model. (Associated Press)

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Pedestrians walk in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Japan's June unemployment rate climbed 0.2 percent to 3.7 percent compared to 3.5 percent in May, the government statistics bureau said. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

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United States players celebrate after they defeated Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Sunday. (The Canadian Press via AP)

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United States coach Jill Ellis, right, and Carli Lloyd celebrate after they defeated Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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Carli Lloyd (left) of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team celebrates a goal with Meghan Klingenberg during the first half of the FIFA Women's World Cup Final on Sunday against Japan in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (The Canadian Press via Associated Press)