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Sharp Corp. President Kozo Takahashi Attends Third-Quarter Earnings News Conference...Reporters hold recorders as Kozo Takahashi, president of Sharp Corp., not pictured, leaves a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Sharp reported its fifth straight loss as the embattled maker of Aquos flat-screen televisions decides between two competing bailout offer

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Reporters hold recorders as Kozo Takahashi, president of Sharp Corp (not pictured) leaves a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday. Sharp reported its fifth straight loss as the embattled maker of Aquos flat-screen televisions decides between two competing bailout offer

stock markets fall sharply...epa05140690 Pedestrians are reflected in a stock market indicator board in Tokyo, Japan, 03 February 2016. Japan's market plummeted following sharp declines in US stocks and after crude oil prices tumbled below 30 dollars per barrel. The benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average lost 559.43 points, or 3.15 per cent, to end at 17,191.25.  EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

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Pedestrians are reflected in a stock market indicator board in Tokyo. Japan‘s market plummeted following sharp declines in US stocks and after crude oil prices tumbled below 30 dollars per barrel

Japan's LED and HID parts manufacturer LYZER displays a demo car, the Lamborghini Murcielago finished with pink Swarovski crystals on the whole body, at Tokyo Auto Salon 2016 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba on January 15, 2016. The exhibition, one of the largest annual custom car and car-related product show, held here over the three-day period from January 15 to January 17.

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Japan’s LED and HID parts manufacturer LYZER displays a demo car, the Lamborghini Murcielago finished with pink Swarovski crystals on the whole body, at Tokyo Auto Salon 2016 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba on Friday

Mongolian-born grand sumo champion Yokozuna Harumafuji (L) performs the New Year's ring-entering rite at the annual celebration for the New Year at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan

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Mongolian-born grand sumo champion Yokozuna Harumafuji (L) performs the New Year’s ring-entering rite at the annual celebration for the New Year at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan

A U.S. Air Force F15 fighter jet takes off from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, southwestern Japan

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A U.S. Air Force F15 fighter jet takes off from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, southwestern Japan

apanese traditional female dancers, maikos, and performers, geikos attend the new year's ceremony at the Gion Kobu Kaburenjo Theater

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Japanese traditional female dancers, maikos, and performers, geikos attend the new year’s ceremony at the Gion Kobu Kaburenjo Theater

New Year's Fire Review in Japan...epa05089354 Members of the Edo Firemanship Preservation Association balance on top of bamboo ladders during a demonstration at the New Year's fire review held by the Tokyo Fire Department in Tokyo, Japan, 06 January 2016. Some 2,800 firefighters perform various emergency rescue and firefighting demonstrations in an effort to promote the prevention of fire and disaster in the annual event.

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Members of the Edo Firemanship Preservation Association balance on top of bamboo ladders during a demonstration at the New Year’s fire review held by the Tokyo Fire Department in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday

President of sushi restaurant chain Sushi-Zanmai, Kiyoshi Kimura (C) holds a long fish knife as he poses with a 200-kilogram bluefin tuna at his main restaurant near Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market on January 5, 2016. The bluefin tuna was traded at 117,000 USD (14 million yen) at the wholesale market on the first trading day of the new year. Tsukiji market will close its doors after 80 years followed by a new market opening in Toyosu this autumn.

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President of sushi restaurant chain Sushi-Zanmai, Kiyoshi Kimura holds a long fish knife as he poses with a 200-kilogram bluefin tuna at his main restaurant near Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market on Tuesday. The bluefin tuna was traded at 117,000 USD (14 million yen) at the wholesale market on the first trading day of the new year

A dog wearing sunglasses and a hat in the colours of the Union Jack sits on a bike that a man pushes across a street in Tokyo...A dog wearing sunglasses and a hat in the colours of the Union Jack sits on a bike that a man pushes across a street in Tokyo, Japan, December 31, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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A dog wearing sunglasses and a hat in the colours of the Union Jack sits on a bike in Tokyo, Japan 

A child looks at window cleaners work while dressed in sheep and monkey costumes, denoting animal signs of the Chinese zodiac calendar, during an event marking the upcoming end of the year at a hotel in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday. According to the zodiac calendar, 2015 is the year of the sheep and 2016 is the year of the monkey

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A child looks at window cleaners work while dressed in sheep and monkey costumes, denoting animal signs of the Chinese zodiac calendar, during an event marking the upcoming end of the year at a hotel in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday

 A senior official (R) of the Japanese Ground Self Defence Force checks the line

A senior official (R) of the Japanese Ground Self Defence Force checks the line of honour guards before a review by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo on Wednesday

Mount Fuji is seen between cranes and buildings during sunset at a port in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday. Japan's core machinery orders unexpectedly jumped in October by the most since March 2014

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Mount Fuji is seen between cranes and buildings during sunset at a port in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday. Japan’s core machinery orders unexpectedly jumped in October by the most since March 2014

Japanese macaques (or so called Snow Monkeys) take a rest on a wooden board covering the source of a hot spring at a valley in Yamanouchi town, Nagano prefecture, Japan, November 30, 2015.

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Japanese macaques (Snow Monkeys) take a rest on a wooden board covering the source of a hot spring at a valley in Yamanouchi town, Nagano prefecture, Japan

A man walks on a street between buildings at a business district in Tokyo

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A man walks on a street between buildings at a business district in Tokyo, Japan

Okinawa residents protest against relocation US base within their island

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Riot policemen from Tokyo remove a demonstrator staging a sit-in protest against relocation of US base within Okinawa Island in front of a gate of US Marine Corps Camp Schwab at Henoko in Nago, Japanese southwestern island of Okinawa, on Tuesday.

A diver dressed in a Santa Claus costume swims with fish at the Sunshine Aquarium in Tokyo on Thursday. The aquarium is holding the Christmas show twice daily until Christmas Day to attract visitors.

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A diver dressed in a Santa Claus costume swims with fish at the Sunshine Aquarium in Tokyo on Thursday. The aquarium is holding the Christmas show twice daily until Christmas Day to attract visitors

asahiko Yoshida, owner of a karaoke bar, center, looks on as a customer interacts with Pepper the humanoid robot

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Masahiko Yoshida, owner of a karaoke bar, looks on as a customer interacts with Pepper the humanoid robot

Heron-hooded dancers perform as they parade down the streets toward Sensoji Temple in Tokyo, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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Heron-hooded dancers perform as they parade down the streets toward Sensoji Temple in Tokyo today.

A woman holds a parasol as she stands in a field of fireweed, or Kochia scoparia, on a sunny autumn day at the Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachi, north of Tokyo, on Monday. Fireweed is a grass bush that takes on a bright red colour in autumn

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A woman holds a parasol as she stands in a field of fireweed, or Kochia scoparia, on a sunny autumn day at the Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachi, north of Tokyo, on Monday. Fireweed is a grass bush that takes on a bright red colour in autumn

A model displays creations by PLASTICTOKYO designer Keisuke Imazaki during the 2016 Spring/Summer show at Tokyo Fashion Week Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015.

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A model displays creations by PLASTICTOKYO designer Keisuke Imazaki during the 2016 Spring/Summer show at Tokyo Fashion Week Tuesday