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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

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

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

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

People are reflected in mirrors at an entrance to a department store in Tokyo

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People are reflected in mirrors at an entrance to a department store in Tokyo

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.

London's Mayor Boris Johnson collides with Toki Sekiguchi during a game of Street Rugby with  in Tokyo

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London’s Mayor Boris Johnson collides with 10-year-old Toki Sekiguchi during a game of Street Rugby with a group of Tokyo children, outside the Tokyo Square Gardens building on Thursday.

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

Elderly and middle-age people exercise with wooden dumbbells during a health promotion event to mark Japan's "Respect for the Aged Day" at a temple in Tokyo...Elderly and middle-age people exercise with wooden dumbbells during a health promotion event to mark Japan's "Respect for the Aged Day" at a temple in Tokyo's Sugamo district, an area popular among the Japanese elderly, September 21, 2015.

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Elderly and middle-age people exercise with wooden dumbbells during a health promotion event to mark Japan’s “Respect for the Aged Day” at a temple in Tokyo’s Sugamo district, an area popular among the Japanese elderly

Bank Of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda News Conference...Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan (BOJ), leaves a news conference at the central bank's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. The BOJ refrained from boosting stimulus even after the economy shrank last quarter, betting that a resumption in growth will be enough to rekindle inflation

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Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan (BOJ), leaves a news conference at the central bank’s headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday. The BOJ refrained from boosting stimulus even after the economy shrank last quarter, betting that a resumption in growth will be enough to rekindle inflation

A man struggles to hold an umbrella in heavy rain at a business district in Tokyo Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. Heavy rain caused by a typhoon passing through central Japan hit the Tokyo metropolitan area in the day

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A man struggles to hold an umbrella in heavy rain at a business district in Tokyo on Wednesday. Heavy rain caused by a typhoon passing through central Japan hit the Tokyo metropolitan area

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 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