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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2016, file photo, a line of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force tanks flare up a smoke screen during an annual live firing exercise at Higashi Fuji training range in Gotemba, southwest 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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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2016, file photo, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers fire a 203mm gun at a target during an annual live firing exercise at Higashi Fuji range in Gotemba, southwest 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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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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United States' Casey Short, top, and Japan's Madoka Haji try to head the ball during the first half of a Tournament of Nations soccer match, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Japan goalkeeper Ayaka Yamashita gives up a goal to United States' Megan Rapinoe during the first half of Tournament of Nations soccer match, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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United States' Megan Rapinoe, front, celebrates her goal with Mallory Pugh during the first half against Japan in a Tournament of Nations soccer match, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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U.S. goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher stops a Japan shot during the first half of a Tournament of Nations soccer match Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Japan's Yuka Momiki, left, and United States' Megan Rapinoe vie for the ball during the first half of Tournament of Nations soccer match, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada is surrounded by reporters as she leaves the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Friday, July 28, 2017. Japan's beleaguered defense minister, a protege of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, will step down in connection with an alleged cover-up of military documents from U.N. peacekeeping operations, media reports said Thursday. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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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 July 23, 2017 photo, Japan's new National Stadium, foreground, is seen under construction in Tokyo. Japan has begun its three-year countdown to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo with relays, concerts and dancing meant to help drum up public enthusiasm for the event. The 2020 Games will be Japan’s first summer Olympics since the 1964 games in Tokyo. After a rocky start, organizers are gearing up to get the public more involved. (Yohei Kanasashi/Kyodo News via AP)

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In this July 23, 2017 photo, Japan's new National Stadium is seen under construction in Tokyo. Japan has begun its three-year countdown to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo with relays, concerts and dancing meant to help drum up public enthusiasm for the event. The 2020 Games will be Japan’s first summer Olympics since the 1964 games in Tokyo. After a rocky start, organizers are gearing up to get the public more involved. (Yohei Kanasashi/Kyodo News via AP)

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Houses and a road are seen submerged in muddy water after a huge landslide caused by heavy rain hit the Ono district in Hita, Oita prefecture, southwestern Japan Thursday, July 6, 2017. Troops worked Thursday to rescue hundreds of people stranded by flooding in southern Japan. (Nozomu Endo/Kyodo News via AP)

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A man walks past a public TV screen broadcasting news of North Korea's ballistic missile which landed in the waters of Japan's economic zone (EEZ) in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile Tuesday that appeared to have flown for a longer time than previous such missiles, landing in waters near North Korea's bitter rival, Japan, according to U.S., Japanese and South Korean officials.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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In this Saturday, June 17, 2017 file photo released by Japan's 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters, the damaged Philippine-registered container ship ACX Crystal is seen in the waters off Izu Peninsula, southwest of Tokyo. Seven U.S. sailors were killed when a Navy destroyer collided with the container ship in waters off Japan on June 17. The nighttime collision damaged the USS Fitzgerald severely.(Japan's 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters via AP, File)

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In this Saturday, June 17, 2017 file photo released by Japan's Defense Ministry, an injured USS Fitzgerald personnel is carried by U.S. military personnel, left, and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force members upon arriving to the U.S. Naval base in Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo, after the U.S. destroyer collided with the Philippine-registered container ship ACX Crystal in the waters off the Izu Peninsula. Seven Navy sailors were missing and at least two, including the captain, were injured after the collision off the coast of Japan before dawn Saturday, the U.S. Navy and Japanese coast guard reported. (Japan's Defense Ministry via AP)

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In this Saturday, June 17, 2017 file photo, U.S. military personnel prepare to transfer an injured person on board the USS Fitzgerald, off Izu Peninsula, Japan, after the Navy destroyer collided with a merchant ship. The Japan coast guard said it received an emergency call from a Philippine-registered container ship ACX Crystal early Saturday that it collided with the Fitzgerald southwest of Yokusuka, Japan. (Japan's Defense Ministry via AP, File)

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Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, shakes hands with his caddie after his fourth round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, acknowledges the crowd on the 18th hole during the fourth round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, chips to the 18th green during the fourth round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)