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Men walk past a TV screen showing a news program with an image of Japanese freelance journalist Jumpei Yasuda, on Wednesday. Yasuda, who disappeared three years ago in Syria, has been released and is now in Turkey, a Japanese official said. Eugene Hoshiko/AP hide caption

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The Column of Strength monument to "comfort women" was unveiled last year. This week, the mayor of Osaka, Japan, said he was withdrawing his city from a six-decade "sister city" relationship with San Francisco over objections to the statue. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Dr. James P. Allison, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, poses for a photo in New York in 2015. Allison and Tasuku Honjo have jointly been awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Scientists Who Sparked Revolution In Cancer Treatment Share Nobel Prize In Medicine

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In a photo taken at last year's U.N. General Assembly in New York, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks at a luncheon with President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the Palace Hotel. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Cars are parked along a road damaged by a powerful 6.7-magnitude earthquake in Japan's Hokkaido prefecture, in a photo taken Thursday. Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An aerial view from a Jiji Press helicopter shows a ship that collided with a breakwater due to strong winds caused by typhoon Jebi in Nishinomiya city, Hyogo prefecture on Wednesday. Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Engineers track progress of construction at a Toyota plant in Kentucky in 1986. It was one of several factories built in the 1980s by Japanese automakers in the U.S. as a result of voluntary limits on Japanese auto exports. AP hide caption

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Can A Reagan-Era Policy Offer An Alternative To Tariffs?

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (from left), Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and European Council President Donald Tusk conclude their news conference at the Japan-EU summit on Tuesday in Tokyo. Koji Sasahara/AP hide caption

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Workers secure a rope to the shore at the Patoutzu Fishing Harbour in Keelung on Tuesday, as boats come into dock ahead of the arrival of Typhoon Maria. Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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