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Video: Japan's 'Purikura' Photo Booths Offer Snapchat-Like Filters

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A TV crew films the damage to the USS Fitzgerald at its port in Yokosuka, Japan, on Sunday. "A number" of missing American sailors have been found dead in flooded areas of the destroyer, the U.S. Navy says. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Japan's parliament has approved a law permitting Emperor Akihito (left) to abdicate the throne as he requested. Members of the deliberately small royal family, including Empress Michiko (second from left), attend a spring garden party at the Akasaka Palace in Tokyo. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Japan's Cabinet has moved to allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate the throne — an event which hasn't happened in 200 years. Akihito (left) and Empress Michiko appeared with members of the royal family at the spring garden party at the Akasaka Palace imperial garden in Tokyo last month. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Yasunori Kagoike (center) head of an ultra-nationalistic Japanese school operator, walks through the hallway after testifying before an upper house panel at the parliament in Tokyo on March 23. Eugene Hoshiko/AP hide caption

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Land Deal For Right-Wing Elementary School Plagues Japanese Prime Minister

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The U.S. Navy says the USS Michigan, a guided missile submarine, has docked in South Korea on a "routine visit." It is shown here in 2014 west of Manila, Philippines. Jun Dumaguing/AP hide caption

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Vice President Pence and Japanese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Taro Aso leave the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on Tuesday. Pence said the U.S. and Japan had launched talks that could eventually result in a bilateral trade deal between the two economies. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Firefighters carry a survivor they rescued from the site of an avalanche Monday in Nasu, Japan, as Self Defense Force personnel look on. Eight high school students are feared dead after an avalanche swept down on their mountain-climbing trip. Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On Feb. 13, people in Pyongyang watch a public broadcast regarding the Feb. 12 launch of a long-range ballistic missile at an undisclosed location — the first fired in Donald Trump's presidency. The U.N. Security Council on Feb. 13 unanimously condemned the missile test by North Korea. Kim Won-Jin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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S. Korea: North Test-Fires Handful Of 'Unknown Projectiles' Into Japan Waters

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President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hold a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House on Friday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe arrives to speak to reporters following a meeting with Donald Trump in November. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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In Talks With Trump, Japan's Shinzo Abe Will Seek To Smooth Economic Tensions

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President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office on Saturday. It was one of five calls with foreign leaders Trump had scheduled for the day. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Renho Murata, the leader of Japan's main opposition Democratic Party. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Women Are Making Their Voices Heard In Male-Dominated Japanese Politics

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A statue of a girl symbolizing Korean "comfort women" is unveiled last week during a ceremony in front of the Japanese Consulate in Busan, South Korea. The Asahi Shimbun/Getty Images hide caption

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Kiyoshi Kimura (center) poses with the Pacific bluefin tuna he won for about $632,000 at the Tsukiji fish market's annual New Year auction. The fish weighs about 466 pounds. Eugene Hoshiko/AP hide caption

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