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President Trump does the "ASEAN-way handshake" with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (left) and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on stage during the opening ceremony at the ASEAN Summit on Monday. Trump initially did the handshake incorrectly. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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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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People watch a TV news program showing a file image of a previous missile launch conducted by North Korea at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul. North Korea on Sunday test-launched a ballistic missile that landed in the Sea of Japan, the South Korean, Japanese and U.S. militaries said. Ahn Young-joon/AP 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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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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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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Bubbles float over visitors during a New Year's Eve celebration event a Tokyo hotel. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave a speech at Pearl Harbor about the power of reconciliation in the waning days of 2016. Koji Sasahara/AP hide caption

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Local television news displays Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaking to reporters at his official residence in Tokyo on Monday, as he announced he will become the first Japanese prime minister to visit Pearl Harbor. JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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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