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Japanese Prime Minister and ruling party president Shinzo Abe smiles after the general election Sunday in Tokyo in which his ruling party won a clear majority. The Asahi Shimbun/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images hide caption

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Japan's Prime Minister Isn't Popular, But His Coalition Won A Supermajority

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Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister and president of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), center, raises his arm during an election campaign rally in Tokyo, on Saturday. Exit polls show the LDP winning a majority of parliament seats in Sunday's election. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Electronic musician Richie Hawtin's travels to Japan made a deep impression on him: "I found a country filled with beautiful contrasts which balanced high technology and deep cultural traditions." Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Coachella hide caption

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Matt Oehrlein and Gui Cavalcanti, co-founders of the robotics company, MegaBots, with giant robots MK2 (left) and Eagle Prime. Greg Munson hide caption

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No Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Here: Behold A U.S. Vs. Japan Giant Robot Duel

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A Japanese court has ruled against the government in the largest case yet over the Fukushima nuclear disaster. In this file photo from June, plaintiffs of civil lawsuits held a rally in front of Tokyo District Court prior to the start of a criminal trial over the disaster. Koji Sasahara/AP hide caption

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Pedestrians walk in front of a large video screen in Tokyo broadcasting a news report about North Korea's latest missile test that passed over Japan early Friday morning. Toru Yamanaka /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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North Korea Fires Another Missile Over Japan

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Elementary school students in Iwamizawa, a town in Japan's Hokkaido prefecture, take part in a missile drill. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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In Hokkaido, Being In North Korea's Missile Flight Path Means Cold War-Era Drills

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Passers-by look at the North Korean missile's path over Japan, displayed on a huge screen in Tokyo on Wednesday. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he and President Trump have agreed to increase pressure on Kim Jong Un's regime after it launched a ballistic missile over the Japanese island of Hokkaido. Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Elise Tries Engay food. Illustration by CJ Riculan/NPR hide caption

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Video: Japan Created Easy-To-Swallow Foods To Prevent Senior Choking Deaths

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European Council President Donald Tusk (left), Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (center) and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker meet at the European Council on Thursday in Brussels. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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South Korean soldiers in Seoul walk by a TV news program showing a file image of a missile being test-launched. North Korea on Tuesday test-launched another ballistic missile in the direction of Japan, U.S. and South Korean officials said. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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Tillerson Confirms North Korea Missile An ICBM, Calls For Global Action

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Elise Tries purikura, the original Snapchat. Illustration by CJ Riculan/NPR hide caption

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

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