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A guard at Onomichi Prison in Onomichi, Japan, near Hiroshima, watches elderly inmates work during their six-hour labor shift. Japan's population is aging faster than any other nation's, and that means increased numbers of elderly prisoners. (Associated Press)

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Anti-Japan protesters march in Wuhan, China, on Oct. 18. Beijing-Tokyo relations soured over the detention of a Chinese fishing boat captain accused of ramming two Japanese patrol boats in September near a string of islands in the East China Sea claimed by both countries. (Associated Press)

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Borussia Dortmund's Shinji Kagawa from Japan, left, reacts after scoring against Sevilla during their Europa League group J soccer match at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, on Wednesday Dec. 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Angel Fernandez)

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Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara (left), Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan observe a moment of silence for the victims of the latest attacks in South Korea by North Korea before the start of their trilateral meeting at the State Department on Monday. (Associated Press)

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Nissan Motor Co. Chief Operating Officer Toshiyuki Shiga introduces the company's zero-emission electric car, Leaf, during a news conference at its headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, Friday, Dec. 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

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Japan Football Association officials react as live TV broadcast announced that Qatar will host the 2022 Soccer World Cup at Japan Football Association headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, Friday, Dec. 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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** FILE ** Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, left, clinks glasses with officials during a signing of trilateral agreement before the opening of the APEC summit in Yokohama, Japan, on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010. Russia, Japan and China signed an agreement to build a chemical plant in Tatarstan, Russia. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

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A copy of the latest Japanese edition of the Michelin Guide featuring selected restaurants in Japanese cities of Tokyo, Yokohama and Kamakura is on display during a news conference in Yokohama, Japan, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010. Japan's capital retained the top spot in the world of gastronomy , earning more three-star restaurants than Paris in the guide for the second year in a row. (AP Photo/Kyodo News, Nozomi Iwakiri) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, FOR COMMERCIAL USE ONLY IN NORTH AMERICA

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A TV screen shows a map of South Korea's Yeonpyeong island, center, in a news program at an electronics store in downtown Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. North Korea fired artillery barrages onto a South Korean island near their disputed border Tuesday, setting buildings alight and prompting South Korea to return fire and scramble fighter jets. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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A TV shows image of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak in a news program at an electronics store in downtown Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. North Korea fired artillery barrages onto a South Korean island near their disputed border Tuesday, setting buildings alight and prompting South Korea to return fire and scramble fighter jets. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS President Obama eats green tea ice cream on Sunday as he visits the Great Buddha of Kamakura with Michiko Sato, temple director, and Takao Sato, the 15th chief monk of the temple, at Kotokuin Temple in Kamakura, Japan.

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Tiger Woods of the U.S., speaks along with Ryo Ishikawa of Japan during a press conference after their 9-hole golf match, at Yokohama Country Course near Tokyo, Japan, Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

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Tiger Woods of the U.S. tees off as he plays with Ryo Ishikawa of Japan during their 9-hole golf match for a television event at Yokohama Country Course, near Tokyo, Japan, Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

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in Japan that Chie Takekawa drew as a child has been returned to her by the U.S. soldier who found the drawing in 1945. (Associated Press)

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Protesters hold the banner with the picture of Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan near the Japanese Consulate in Hong Kong on Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, as they demonstrate over a ship collision near the Diaoyu islands (Senkaku islands). (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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Nobuyuki Suzuki, the father of Seattle Mariners Ichiro Suzuki who became the first Major League Baseball player with 10 consecutive 200-hit seasons, speaks to reporters with his calligraphy of an idiom by third century BC Chinese Confucian philosopher Xun Zi in Toyoyama in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, Friday, Sept. 24, 2010. Nobuyuki said his son's achievements are the result of a lot of hard work while showing the Chinese idiom meaning: "any packhorse that runs slow can run fast and overtake a fine horse if it keeps running with a cart for 10 days." (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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Taiwanese veteran soldiers and anti-Japan protesters hold banners that read "National Crisis" (top) and "Protect Diaoyu Islands" during a demonstration in Hong Kong on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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U.S. socialite Paris Hilton looks back from a bus window after leaving the departure lounge of Narita International Airport, east of Tokyo, Japan, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010. Miss Hilton has been denied entrance into Japan and is returning home to the U.S. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

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Yukiya Amano of Japan, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, addresses the general conference of the IAEA at the International Center in Vienna, Austria, on Monday, Sept. 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

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Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, left, is congratulated by senior lawmaker Ichiro Ozawa as Mr. Kan was re-elected as president of the Democratic Party of Japan during their party convention in Tokyo, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)

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