US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo yesterday. Photo: EPAUS Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo yesterday. Photo: EPA
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo yesterday. Photo: EPA

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US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo yesterday. Photo: EPAUS Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo yesterday. Photo: EPA
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo yesterday. Photo: EPA
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