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US World War II veteran Howard Troward salutes as the national anthem is played during a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Allied Forces victory over Japan in the Pacific at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC.

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US World War II veteran Howard Troward, wearing his bullet-holed helmet, salutes as the national anthem is played during a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Allied Forces victory over Japan in the Pacific at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC.

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) tanks move while others fire smoke rounds during a live fire exercise in the Hataoka district of the East Fuji Maneuver Area in Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, on Tuesday. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's security bills passed parliament's lower house on July 16 after a night of noisy protests, as his push to expand the role of the military risks further eroding his public support

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Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) tanks move while others fire smoke rounds during a live fire exercise in the Hataoka district of the East Fuji Maneuver Area in Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, on Tuesday

An explosion goes off as Chinese actors playing Japanese soldiers are filmed in a battle scene during filming of the series "The Last Noble," set during the second Sino-Japanese War.

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An explosion goes off as Chinese actors playing Japanese soldiers are filmed in a battle scene during filming of the series “The Last Noble,” set during the second Sino-Japanese War.

Children perform a die-in in front of the Atomic Bomb Dome at Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima

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Children perform a die-in in front of the Atomic Bomb Dome at Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo on Thursday, during the 70th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing.

An elderly Hiroshima resident lights the candle of her grand daughter's paper lantern to prepare for a lantern procession to comfort souls of victims killed by the atomic bomb in front of the Atomic Bomb Dome at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Peace Park, in Hiroshima, Japan.

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An elderly Hiroshima resident lights the candle of her grand daughter’s paper lantern to prepare for a lantern procession to comfort souls of victims killed by the atomic bomb in front of the Atomic Bomb Dome at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Peace Park, in Hiroshima, Japan.

Students of nursing schools hold candles during a candlelight ceremony before starting the awarding ceremony for the Florence Nightingale medal in Tokyo on August 5, 2015. Japanese Empress Michiko, honorary president of the Japanese Red Cross Society gave the medals to two distinguished Japanese nurses at the ceremony.

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Students of nursing schools hold candles during a candlelight ceremony before starting the awarding ceremony for the Florence Nightingale medal in Tokyo on Wednesday. Japanese Empress Michiko, honorary president of the Japanese Red Cross Society gave the medals to two distinguished Japanese nurses at the ceremony

A baby bottlenose dolphin (top) swims be...A baby bottlenose dolphin (top) swims beside his mother at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo on July 20, 2015. The roughly-30kg-weight and roughly-1.3meters-long baby dolphin was born on July 16, 2015 and was the first dolphin to be born at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise in four years.         AFP PHOTO / Toshifumi KITAMURATOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images

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A baby bottlenose dolphin swims beside his mother at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo. 

A worker conducts surveying at the construction site of Japan's new National Stadium in Tokyo on Friday. Japan's new National Stadium has been ditched as the main venue for the 2019 Rugby World Cup because its proposed design will be scrapped to cut costs and it won't be ready in time, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday

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A worker conducts surveying at the construction site of Japan’s new National Stadium in Tokyo. Japan’s new National Stadium has been ditched as the main venue for the 2019 Rugby World Cup because its proposed design will be scrapped to cut costs and it won’t be ready in time, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday

Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda touches his face during a news conference at the BOJ headquarters in Tokyo, July 15, 2015. The Bank of Japan trimmed its economic growth forecast on Wednesday but held off on offering fresh stimulus, convinced that an expected pick up in consumption will help accelerate inflation toward its 2 percent target.

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Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda touches his face during a news conference at the BOJ headquarters in Tokyo. The Bank of Japan trimmed its economic growth forecast on Wednesday but held off on offering fresh stimulus, convinced that an expected pick up in consumption will help accelerate inflation toward its 2 percent target

Figures made by 3D printers produced by Japanese animation company Bihou are displayed at the Advanced Content Technology Expo in Tokyo on July 2, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNOYOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images

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Figures made by 3D printers produced by Japanese animation company Bihou are displayed at the Advanced Content Technology Expo in Tokyo

An elementary school student walks past next to a rice paddy field in Kazo, north of Tokyo on Wednesday.

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An elementary school student walks past next to a rice paddy field in Kazo, north of Tokyo on Wednesday

SoftBank's human-like robot named 'pepper' performs during a news conference in Chiba...SoftBank's human-like robot named 'pepper' performs during a news conference in Chiba, Japan, June 18, 2015. Japan's SoftBank Corp said on Thursday it is setting up a joint venture with Chinese online shopping giant Alibaba and electronics supplier Foxconn Technology to sell its human-like robot Pepper around the world. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

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SoftBank‘s human-like robot named ‘pepper’ performs during a news conference in Chiba, Japan. Japan’s SoftBank Corp said on Thursday it is setting up a joint venture with Chinese online shopping giant Alibaba and electronics supplier Foxconn Technology to sell its human-like robot Pepper around the world

People mingle on Odaiba beach as the sun sets over Tokyo Bay in Tokyo  on Monday

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People mingle on Odaiba beach as the sun sets over Tokyo Bay in Tokyo on Monday

A businessman stands behind a frosted glass window of an office high-rise in central Tokyo...A businessman stands behind a frosted glass window of an office high-rise in central Tokyo June 9, 2015.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A businessman stands behind a frosted glass window of a high-rise office in central Tokyo 

Japan's PM Abe eats a pickled plum as he meets with Miss Plum Baba and Kimoto, who are representing the Kishu Plum Organization, at Abe's official residence in Tokyo...Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) eats a pickled plum as he meets with Miss Plum Fuyuka Baba (R) and Miss Plum Kozue Kimoto, who are representing the Kishu Plum Organization, at Abe's official residence in Tokyo June 5, 2015.    REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe eats a pickled plum as he meets with Miss Plum Fuyuka Baba and Miss Plum Kozue Kimoto, who are representing the Kishu Plum Organisation, at Abe’s official residence in Tokyo 

Picture taken by Solar Impulse 2 pilot Andre Borschberg shows a section of the solar powered plane as it flies over the Nagano mountain region in direction of Nagoya, Japan on June 1, 2015.  Solar Impulse 2 will land in the Japanese city of Nagoya, organisers said on June 1, 2015, as bad weather delayed a landmark attempt by a solar plane to cross the Pacific Ocean

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A picture taken by Solar Impulse 2 pilot Andre Borschberg shows a section of the solar powered plane as it flies over the Nagano mountain region in direction of Nagoya, Japan on Monday

Japan's jobless rate down...epaselect epa04773238 A picture made available on 29 May 2015 shows pedestrians walking cross a crossway in Tokyo, Japan, 18 May 2015. Japan's job availability improved in April to its best level in about 23 years while the unemployment rate fell to lowest level in 18 years, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said on 29 May 2015. Japan's unemployment rate fell to 3.3 percent in April for the third straight month of decline, the government said Friday. The rate had stood at 3.4 percent in March. Medical and welfare services added 300,000 jobs to employ a total of 7.82 million, and the information and communication industry saw an increase of 150,000 employees to 2.09 million, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare said the availability of jobs - measured as the ratio of job offers per job seeker - climbed to 1.17 in April from 1.15 in March.  EPA/KIMIMASA MAYAMA

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Pedestrians walk cross a crossway in Tokyo, Japan. Japan’s job availability improved in April to its best level in about 23 years while the unemployment rate fell to lowest level in 18 years, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said on Friday

A pedestrian walks past an electronic board showing the graph of the recent fluctuations of the Japan's Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo...A pedestrian walks past an electronic board showing the graph of the recent fluctuations of the Japan's Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, May 28, 2015. Asian shares shed gains on Thursday as the Chinese, Hong Kong and Australian markets slipped, while the dollar scaled a 13-year peak against the yen as it rallied on expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise rates this year. Japan's Nikkei bucked the downtrend, as the weaker yen helped keep the index on track for its 10th consecutive rise, which would give it the longest winning streak since February 1988. It rose 0.7 percent after refreshing an intraday 15-year high. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

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A pedestrian walks past an electronic board showing the graph of the recent fluctuations of the Japan’s Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan 

Pedestrians crossing a big scramble crossway in Tokyo, Japan, 18 May 2015. Consumer prices in Japan rose 2.2 per cent in March from a year earlier amid a slight recovery in oil prices, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has announced at the beginning of May 2015.

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Pedestrians cross a big scramble crossway in Tokyo on Monday. Consumer prices in Japan rose 2.2 per cent in March from a year earlier amid a slight recovery in oil prices

US President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend official welcoming ceremonies on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, April 28, 2015.

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US President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend official welcoming ceremonies on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on Tuesday