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A beluga whale sprays water at visitors during a summer attraction at a sea park in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo on August 5, 2016.

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A beluga whale sprays water at visitors during a summer attraction at a sea park in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo, Japan 

A woman arranges signs showing departments of Tokyo Metropolitan Government as she prepares an event where Tokyo's first woman governor Yuriko Koike makes a speech at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Tokyo, Japan, August 2, 2016.   REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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A woman arranges signs showing departments of Tokyo Metropolitan Government as she prepares an event where Tokyo’s first woman governor Yuriko Koike makes a speech at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Tokyo, Japan 

A police officer stands guard near a facility for the disabled, where a deadly attack by a knife-wielding man took place, in Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan, July 26, 2016

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A police officer stands guard near a facility for the disabled, where a deadly attack by a knife-wielding man took place, in Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan

Men play the augmented reality mobile game "Pokemon Go" by Nintendo on their mobile phones as they walk at a busy crossing in Shibuya district in Tokyo, Japan

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Men play the augmented reality mobile game “Pokemon Go” by Nintendo on their mobile phones as they walk at a busy crossing in Shibuya district in Tokyo, Japan

A woman using a mobile phone walks past a shop selling Pokemon goods in Tokyo, Japan

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A woman using a mobile phone walks past a shop selling Pokemon goods in Tokyo, Japan

epa05393789 A woman clad in a kimono walks in front of a decorated construction site wall at Ginza shopping district in Tokyo, Japan, 27 June 2016. Tokyo stocks rebounded after dropping sharply on 24 June following the Brexit vote. The Nikkei Stock Average gained 357.19 points, or 2.39 percent, to close at 15,309.21.  EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

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A woman clad in a kimono walks in front of a decorated construction site wall at Ginza shopping district in Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo stocks rebounded after dropping sharply on 24 June following the Brexit vote. The Nikkei Stock Average gained 357.19 points, or 2.39 percent, to close at 15,309.21 

People hold placards as they protest against the presence of US bases, in front of the gate of the US Marine Corps' Camp Schwab in Nago on the southern island of Okinawa prefecture on June 17, 2016. Okinawan

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People hold placards as they protest against the presence of US bases, in front of the gate of the US Marine Corps’ Camp Schwab in Nago on the southern island of Okinawa prefecture, Japan

epaselect epa05360870 An image rotated 180 degrees shows raindrops on a car window reflecting pedestrians walking past a stock market indicator board in Tokyo, Japan, 13 June 2016. Japan's stocks dropped sharply due to a stronger yen and worries on the 'Brexit' possibility. The benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average lost 582.18 points, or 3.51 percent, to close at 16,019.18.  EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

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Raindrops on a car window reflect pedestrians walking past a stock market indicator board in Tokyo, Japan. Japan’s stocks dropped sharply due to a stronger yen and worries on the ‘Brexit’ possibility

A woman walks past a wall of mock-up mobile phones displayed outside an electronics store in downtown Tokyo, Japan, Thursday, June 2, 2016. The store owner started this display with a few thousands of cellphones ten years ago, which continue to draw attention from those who pass by. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

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A woman walks past a wall of mock-up mobile phones displayed outside an electronics store in downtown Tokyo, Japan. The store owner started this display with a few thousands of mobile phones ten years ago 

TOPSHOT - Martin Sonka of the Czech Republic (dark blue plane) leads Nigel Lamb of Great Britain (yellow) and Yoshihide Muroya of Japan (silver) along Mount Fuji prior to the third stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Chiba on June 1, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Predrag Vuckovic / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Predrag Vuckovic / Red Bull" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS == NO ARCHIVE PREDRAG VUCKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images

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Martin Sonka of the Czech Republic (dark blue plane) leads Nigel Lamb of Great Britain (yellow) and Yoshihide Muroya of Japan (silver) along Mount Fuji prior to the third stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Chiba, Japan

Pieces of designer Issey Miyake's collection are displayed at the National Art Center in Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Although he’s behind one of the biggest fashion brands to come out of Japan, Issey Miyake detests being called a fashion designer. Maybe a designer, even a sculptor, but not of that frivolous, trend-watching, conspicuous consumption known as fashion. What he has pursued since he started in the 1970s is more timeless. His down-to-earth clothing is meant to celebrate the human body. And it’s anyone’s or everyone’s body _ any race, build, size or age. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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Pieces of designer Issey Miyake’s collection are displayed at the National Art Center in Tokyo, Japan 

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) puts his arm around Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after they laid wreaths in front of a cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan May 27, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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U.S. President Barack Obama puts his arm around Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after they laid wreaths in front of a cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan 

Miriam Fatime Sylla of Italy spikes the ball against Netherland during their Women's Volleyball World Olympic qualification tournament in Tokyo, Japan, Friday, May 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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Miriam Fatime Sylla of Italy spikes the ball against Netherland during their Women’s Volleyball World Olympic qualification tournament in Tokyo, Japan 

Chair of the Board of Governors of the F...Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Janet L. Yellen (L) chats with US Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew (C) during a welcome reception hosted by the City of Sendai on May 19, 2016. The group -- including US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi -- will converge at a hot spring town north of Tokyo where two days of meetings kick off from May 20. / AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGIKAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images

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Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Janet L. Yellen chats with US Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew during a welcome reception hosted by the City of Sendai, Japan 

People walk on a pedestrian crossing in Tokyo, Thursday, April 28, 2016.  Japan's central bank opted Thursday not to expand its massive stimulus policies to boost growth, apart from channeling extra support for financing disaster recovery efforts on the earthquake-stricken southern island of Kyushu.

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People walk on a pedestrian crossing in Tokyo Japan‘s central bank opted on Thursday not to expand its massive stimulus policies to boost growth, apart from channeling extra support for financing disaster recovery efforts on the earthquake-stricken southern island of Kyushu

Chionji Temple Recreates The Moment Of Buddhist Patriarch Death...KYOTO, JAPAN - APRIL 25:  People dressed as 25 Buddhist saints march at the Chionji temple on April 23, 2016 in Kyoto, Japan. This tri-annual ceremony which is split into three parts, a procession, a passing along of the largest prayer beads in Japan and a ritual to the cemetery to pay respects to the dead, is to commemorate the death of Honen, a patriarch of Pure Land Buddhism, recreating the moment when Honen was escorted by Amida-nyorai, the principal Buddha and 25 saints to the Pure Land at the time of his death.  (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

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People dressed as 25 Buddhist saints march at the Chionji temple in Kyoto, Japan. This tri-annual ceremony which is split into three parts, a procession, a passing along of the largest prayer beads in Japan and a ritual to the cemetery to pay respects to the dead 

Tokyo stocks close over three percent on weaker yen...epa05266456 Pedestrians stand before a stock market indicator board in Tokyo, Japan, 19 April 2016. Pushed by the depreciation of the Japanese yen against the US dollar, the Nikkei Stock Average gained 598.49 points, or 3.68 percent, to close at 16,874.44.  EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

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Pedestrians stand before a stock market indicator board in Tokyo, Japan. Pushed by the depreciation of the Japanese yen against the US dollar, the Nikkei Stock Average gained 598.49 points, or 3.68 percent, to close at 16,874.44 

Sumo wrestlers line up as they pray before the start of the annual 'Honozumo' ceremonial sumo tournament dedicated to the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan...Sumo wrestlers line up as they pray before the start of the annual 'Honozumo' ceremonial sumo tournament dedicated to the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, April 18, 2016.  REUTERS/Yuya Shino SEARCH "SHINO SUMO" TO SEE ALL THE PICTURES.

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Sumo wrestlers line up as they pray before the start of the annual ‘Honozumo’ ceremonial sumo tournament dedicated to the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan

Baby is carried away by rescue workers after being rescued from her collapsed home caused by an earthquake in Mashiki town, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan...An eight-month-old baby is carried away by rescue workers after being rescued from her collapsed home caused by an earthquake in Mashiki town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan, in this photo taken by Mainichi Shimbun April 15, 2016 early morning. Mandatory credit REUTERS/Daisuke Wada/Mainichi Shimbun via Reuters  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN.       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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An eight-month-old baby is carried away by rescue workers after being rescued from her collapsed home caused by an earthquake in Mashiki town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan

ANA Welcomes New Recruits

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Newly hired employees hold up banners for a group photograph during the welcome ceremony of ANA Holdings Inc. at the company’s hanger in Tokyo, Japan