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Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan bows to the altar during the national memorial service for the victims of the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday, March 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Japan POOL)

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Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan bows after giving a speech at the Democratic Party of Japan lawmakers' meeting in Tokyo, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. Kan announced he was resigning after almost 15 months in office amid plunging approval ratings over his government's handling of the tsunami disaster and nuclear crisis. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan (right) greets U.S. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. before their meeting at Mr. Kan's official residence in Tokyo on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

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Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan (right) talks with Katsuya Okada, secretary-general of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, at a meeting of the party's members of parliament on Thursday, June 2, 2011, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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IAEA fact-finding team leader Mike Weightman of Britain answers to questions from reporters after meeting Goshi Hosono, special adviser to Prime Minister Naoto Kan, at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, on June 1, 2011. The meeting came after the IAEA nuclear experts wrapped up an onsite investigation at the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station. (Associated Press)

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President Obama meets with Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan at the G-8 summit in Deauville, France, on Thursday, May 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has started winning public support while trying to guide the nation through its post-tsunami crisis. (Associated Press)

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Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, center, walks past the rubble in front of municipal building Saturday, April 2, 2011, in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, northern Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan speak about nuclear power safety after their meeting in Tokyo on Thursday. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, wearing one of the blue work jackets that have become ubiquitous among bureaucrats since the tsunami, reacts during a budget committee meeting in parliament's upper house in Tokyo on March 29, 2011. (Associated Press)

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Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan discusses the disaster at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on Tuesday. Mr. Kan said the risks of further radiation leaks are increasing after an explosion at a nuclear power plant in Fukushima. (Bloomberg)

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Protesters hold the banner with the picture of Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan near the Japanese Consulate in Hong Kong on Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, as they demonstrate over a ship collision near the Diaoyu islands (Senkaku islands). (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, left, is congratulated by senior lawmaker Ichiro Ozawa as Mr. Kan was re-elected as president of the Democratic Party of Japan during their party convention in Tokyo, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)

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Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan bows deeply in front of a huge bank of chrysanthemums to offer prayers for the war dead at Budokan martial arts hall in Tokyo on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, in ceremonies marking the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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John Roos (left), U.S. ambassador to Japan, shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan before their talks at Mr. Kan's office in Tokyo on Tuesday, June 22, 2010. On Monday, Mr. Kan said he will reassure President Obama when they meet at a summit this weekend that Japan-U.S. ties continue to be "the cornerstone" of Japan's diplomacy. (AP Photo/Yoshikazu Tsuno, Pool)