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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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More than a quarter of Japan's population is over the age of 65, and its birthrate is falling steadily. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Golden Years, Iron Bars: Japan Sees Rise In Crime By The Elderly

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U.S. Navy servicemen see off the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington as it leaves the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka, Japan, in 2015. Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Japan And South Korea Rattled By Trump's Talk Of Closing U.S. Bases

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte attends a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (not pictured) at the prime minister's office in Tokyo on Wednesday. Duterte made a pitch for enhanced economic ties with Japan. Eugene Hoshiko/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Reiko Tsuzuki, 70, makes buckwheat soba noodles by hand in her restaurant kitchen in the Japanese island of Shikoku. Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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Japan's Centuries-Old Tradition Of Making Soba Noodles

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