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People Enjoy Cherry Blossoms In Japan...UDA, JAPAN - APRIL 08:  (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) In this long exposure image, the 'Matabe-e zakura', cherry blossom which is believed to be more than 300 years old, is in full bloom on Aprul 8, 2014 in Uda, Nara, Japan.  (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

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In this long exposure image, the ‘Matabe-e zakura’, cherry blossom which is believed to be more than 300 years old, is in full bloom in Uda, Nara, Japan Read more

A couple with Japanese traditional clothing or kimono poses for a wedding photo session at a park in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

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A couple in Japanese traditional clothing pose for their wedding photos in a Tokyo park on Tuesday

A supporter of the Czech Republic cheers during the quarterfinal of Davis Cup World Group tennis at Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo.

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A Czech Republic supporter cheers during the quarter-final of Davis Cup World Group tennis at Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo.

Guy Deveau of Canada finishes a sand sculpture named "Soviet Union" at the Sand Museum in the Tottori Dune in Tottori, Japan. The 7th annual sand sculpture exhibition hosted by this world's first sand museum, features the theme "Russia" this year as mark to hosted 2014 Winter Olympic Game in Sochi. The exhibition is open to the public from April 19, 2014 to January 4, 2015

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Guy Deveau of Canada finishes his “Soviet Union sand sculpture at the Sand Museum in the Tottori Dune in Tottori, Japan. The 7th annual sand sculpture exhibition hosted by this world’s first sand museum, features the theme “Russia” this year. The exhibition is open to the public from April 19, 2014 to January 4, 2015

Japan Airlines Co. (JAL) group companies' new employees line up for a photograph during a welcoming ceremony at the company's hangar near Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The jobless rate dropped to 3.6% in the world s third-largest economy according to data released on March 28.

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Japan Airlines’ new employees line up for a photograph during a welcoming ceremony at the company’s hangar near Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday

Max Aaron of the U.S. competes during the men's short program at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama, north of Tokyo, March 26, 2014.

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High flyer: American figure skater Max Aaron competes during the men’s short programme at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama, north of Tokyo, on Wednesday

Japan Commemorates 3rd Anniversary of Great East Japan Earthquake...SENDAI, JAPAN - MARCH 11:  (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) People release balloons to commemorate the victims of the tsunami at Arahama area on March 11, 2014 in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan. Japan marks the third anniversary of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami, which claimed more than 18,000 lives. Problems of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant cast a shadow over life on the people in Fukushima, as there is no prospects of the decommissioned work completion.  (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

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People release balloons to commemorate the victims of the tsunami at the Arahama area in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan. The nation is marking the third anniversary of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami, which claimed more than 18,000 lives. Read more

A woman prays for the deceased of March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami at a place where she was employed at a photo studio at the time, in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture

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A woman prays for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture. Tuesday marks the third anniversary of the event that killed thousands and set off a nuclear crisis in 2011.

Police officers bow to offer prayers in silence for the victims in Namie, near the striken TEPCO Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Fukushima prefecture on March 10, 2014, one day before the third anniversary of March 11 massive earthquake and tsunami.  The 9.0 magnitude earthquake in 2011 sent a huge wall of water into the coast of the Tohoku region, splintering whole communities, ruining swathes of prime farmland and killing nearly 19,000 people.

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Police officers offer prayers for victims in Namie, near the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, on Monday, one day before the third anniversary of March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake in 2011 sent a huge wall of water on to the coast of the Tohoku region, splintering whole communities, ruining swaths of prime farmland and killing nearly 19,000 people.

Japanese Geisha prepares green tea as Miko looks during the annual Baikasai, Plum Blossom Festival at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on February 25, 2014 in Kyoto, Japan. This annual event commemorates enshrined Michizane Sugawara, a politician and plum-blossom aficionado of the Heian-Period, who died in the year 903.

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A geisha prepares green tea during the annual Baikasai, the Plum Blossom Festival, at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine in Kyoto, Japan. The festival commemorates enshrined Michizane Sugawara, a politician and plum blossom aficionado of the Heian period, who died in the year 903