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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2016, file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, reviews members of Japan Self-Defense Forces during a parade of the Self-Defense Forces Day at Asaka Base in Asaka, north of Tokyo. Japan’s latest defense white paper says the threat from North Korea has reached a “new stage” now that the country has acquired the capability to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile and its nuclear weapons program has advanced. The escalation of its missile development, though apparently mainly aimed at extending their range to the mainland U.S., has aided Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s effort to beef up the role of Japan’s military and its missile defenses. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, enters his official residence in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. Abe will reshuffle his Cabinet to replace some of his scandal-hit ministers in hopes of regaining public support. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, enters his official residence in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. Abe will reshuffle his Cabinet to replace some of his scandal-hit ministers in hopes of regaining public support. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe enters his official residence in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. Abe will reshuffle his Cabinet to replace some of his scandal-hit ministers in hopes of regaining public support. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and Defense Minister Tomomi Inada review an honor guard in a ceremony prior to his meeting with high-ranked officers of the Japan Self-Defense Forces at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo. Japan’s beleaguered Defense Minister Inada, a protege of Prime Minister Abe, has resigned in connection with an alleged cover-up of military documents from U.N. peacekeeping operations.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

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In this Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, listens to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as they make statements about North Korea at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) ** FILE **

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks in front of a line of microphones at a parliamentary panel on national security and diplomacy at parliament's upper house in Tokyo Thursday, April 13, 2017. Abe warned that North Korea may be capable of firing a missile loaded with sarin nerve gas toward Japan. Abe's comments come amid looming concern about another missile or nuclear test by the communist country. (Yoshinobu Shimizu/Kyodo News via AP)

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gestures while speaking at a parliamentary panel on national security and diplomacy at parliament's upper house in Tokyo Thursday, April 13, 2017. Abe warned that North Korea may be capable of firing a missile loaded with sarin nerve gas toward Japan. Abe's comments come amid looming concern about another missile or nuclear test by the communist country. (Yoshinobu Shimizu/Kyodo News via AP)

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The limousine carrying President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leaves the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. Trump is hosting Abe at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Donald Trump, second from right, sits down to dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, second from left, at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, is at left. Trump is hosting Abe and his wife for the weekend. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Donald Trump, second from right, and first lady Melania Trump, left, sit down to dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots is seated second from left. The Trumps are hosting Abe and his wife for the weekend. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Donald Trump talks to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as they walk to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. en route to West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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In this photo provided by Presidential Photographers Division Malacanang Palace, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe interacts with neighbors of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during his visit to the president's residence at Dona Luisa Village in Davao City Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 in southern Philippines. Abe capped his two-day official visit to the Philippines by having a breakfast with Duterte in his house in Davao city. (Simeon Celi Jr./Presidential Photographers' Division via AP)

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In this photo provided by the Presidential Photographers Division Malacanang Palace, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, hands a gift to visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie to the President's residence at Dona Luisa Village in Davao City, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in the southern Philippines. Abe capped his two-day official visit to the Philippines by having breakfast with Duterte at his home in Davao city. (Rene Lumawag, Presidential Photographers' Division via AP)

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte toast during a state banquet at the Malacanang Palace Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. Abe arrived Thursday for a two-day official visit that includes a visit to Duterte's hometown of Davao city in southern Philippines.(AP Photo/Francis Malasig, Pool)

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Alleged Filipino "comfort women" and their supporters gather for a rally outside the Japanese Embassy to protest the two-day visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 in suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. The "comfort women," alleged forced by Japanese forces to be sex slaves during WWII, are calling on President Rodrigo Duterte to bring up their plight in his meeting with Prime Minister Abe.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe waves as he alights from his plane upon arrival at Manila airport, Philippines, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. Abe is in the country for a two-day official visit. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe waves as he arrives at Manila airport, Philippines, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. Abe is in the country for a two-day official visit. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte walk together for their meeting at the Malacanang Palace grounds, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, in Manila, Philippines. Abe arrived Thursday for a two-day official visit that includes a visit to Duterte's hometown of Davao city in southern Philippines.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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From left, Sal Miwa, of the Japan-America Society of Hawaii, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada, and Japan’s Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Koichi Hagiuda bow at the Ehime Maru Memorial at Kakaako Waterfront Park, Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, in Honolulu. The memorial is dedicated to the victims of a 2001 deadly collision off the coast of Hawaii between the Ehime Maru, a fisheries training vessel, and a U.S. naval submarine. Abe plans to visit Pearl Harbor with U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)