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Japanese PM pledges to bolster economy, defense
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers his policy speech during a plenary session of parliament at the lower house in Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. 15 2013. In a speech opening Parliamentís new session Abe pledged Tuesday to bolster Japanís security and participation in international peacekeeping efforts, steps he says the country needs to survive the increasingly harsh security environment. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)

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