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In this Jan. 28, 2014 photo, Japanese government-funded laboratory Riken Center for Development Biology researcher Haruko Obokata, the lead author of a widely heralded stem-cell research paper, speaks about her research results on stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency (STAP) cells during a press conference in Kobe, western Japan. Scientists at the institute said Tuesday, April 1, that discrepancies in research published in January in scientific journal Nature stemmed from image manipulation and data fabrication. They said Obokata had manipulated or falsified images of DNA fragments used in the research. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, reviews members of Japan Self-Defense Forces (SDF) during the Self-Defense Forces Day at Asaka Base, north of Tokyo. Japan relaxed a decades-old ban on military-related exports Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in a bid to expand joint arms development with allies and equipment sales to Southeast Asia and elsewhere. The new guidelines endorsed Tuesday by the Cabinet are part of Abe's push to bolster national security amid China's military expansion and North Korea's nuclear threat. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

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A fan holds a Texas Rangers stamped baseball waiting for a autograph from Yu Darvish of Japan before a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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Texas Rangers' Yu Darvish, of Japan, signs autographs for fans before a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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Texas Rangers' Yu Darvish of Japan signs autographs for fans before an opening day baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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In this September, 2013 photo, a minke whale is unloaded at a port after a whaling for scientific purposes in Kushiro, in the northernmost main island of Hokkaido. The International Court of Justice on Monday, March 31, 2014, ordered a temporary halt to Japan's Antarctic whaling program, ruling that it is not for scientific purposes as the Japanese had claimed. Australia had sued Japan at the U.N.'s highest court for resolving disputes between nations in hopes of ending whaling in the icy Southern Ocean. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

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In this September, 2013 photo, a minke whale is unloaded at a port after a whaling for scientific purposes in Kushiro, in the northernmost main island of Hokkaido. The International Court of Justice on Monday, March 31, 2014, ordered a temporary halt to Japan's Antarctic whaling program, ruling that it is not for scientific purposes as the Japanese had claimed. Australia had sued Japan at the U.N.'s highest court for resolving disputes between nations in hopes of ending whaling in the icy Southern Ocean. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT