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President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visit the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, Monday, April 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visit the Lincoln Memorial, looking toward the Washington Monument, on the National Mall in Washington, Monday, April 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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From left, Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Defense Secretary of Defense Ash Carter pose for a picture during a news conference in New York, Monday, April 27, 2015. The US and Japan are boosting their defense relationship, allowing Japan to play a bigger role in global military operations with an eye on potential threats from China and North Korea. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano, of Japan, addresses the 2015 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference, in the United Nations General Assembly, Monday, April 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks at the John F. Kennedy School of Government forum in Cambridge, Mass., Monday, April 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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Kei Nishikori of Japan, right, shakes hands with Santiago Giraldo of Colombia, at the end of the Barcelona open tennis tournament in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, April 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

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Japan's government said that the number of scrambles by the country's warplanes due to Russian incursions has surged to levels nearly matching the Cold War era. (Associated Press)

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Well-wishers wave Japanese flags to greet Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko during New Year's public appearance of the imperial couple at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Jan. 2. (Associated Press)

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All Nippon Airways (ANA) of Japan will soon have an R2-D2-themed 787 Dreamliner in its fleet. (Image: All Nippon Airways)

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, shakes hands with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida before their working lunch at the foreign ministry's Iikura guest house in Tokyo Wednesday, April 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Yuya Shino, Pool)

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On Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese warplanes attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on the orders of Emperor Hirohito, whose April 29 birthday is a national holiday in Japan. (Associated Press)

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduled to spend eight days in the U.S. (Associated Press)

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Chef Katsuya Fukushima at Daikaya cooks the bones for five hours, a shio method he studied in Japan.

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama waves as she leaves for Cambodia after her three-day visit to Japan at Itami Airport in Osaka, western Japan Friday, March 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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A 26-year-old American woman has been jailed on drug smuggling charges in Japan after her mother mailed her a three-month refill of her Adderall prescription, her family says. (Wikipedia)

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In this Jan. 17, 2015 file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends a joint meeting of the Japan-Egypt business committee in Cairo, Egypt. Behind the sympathy Japanese are voicing over their two countrymen purportedly slain by the Islamic State group is a widespread view that they were "troublemakers." (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

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Miss Universe contestants Keiko Tsuji, of Japan, foreground, and Valentina Ferrer, of Argentina, participate in a Zumba class for the contestants, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Doral, Fla. The Miss Universe pageant will be held Jan. 25, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Firefighters and members of the Japan Self-Defense Forces descend Mount Ontake after they called off a search operation due to noxious fume in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2014. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and blanketing the surrounding area in ash. Rescue workers have found 30 or more people unconscious and believed to be dead near the peak of an erupting volcano in central Japan, local government and police said. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT

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Marin Cilic, of Croatia, reacts after a shot against Kei Nishikori, of Japan, during the championship match of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)