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Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda answers questions during an upper house special committee session at the parliament in Tokyo on August 10, 2012.
Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda answers questions during an upper house special committee session at the parliament in Tokyo on August 10, 2012.

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