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U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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U.S. President Barack Obama talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) next to their translators in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) next to their translators in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) next to their translators in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe participates in a media conference at a Washington hotel, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe participates in a media conference at a Washington hotel, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe participates in a media conference at a Washington hotel, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe adjusts his translators' earpiece as he participates in a media conference at a Washington hotel, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe adjusts his translators' earpiece as he participates in a media conference at a Washington hotel, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe adjusts his translators' earpiece as he participates in a media conference at a Washington hotel, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe participates in a media conference at a Washington hotel, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe participates in a media conference at a Washington hotel, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe participates in a media conference at a Washington hotel, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laughs during remarks at a reception with Japan-US Cultural Exchange Representatives in Washington, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laughs during remarks at a reception with Japan-US Cultural Exchange Representatives in Washington, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laughs during remarks at a reception with Japan-US Cultural Exchange Representatives in Washington, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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U.S. President Barack Obama makes a point next to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama makes a point next to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama makes a point next to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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