US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis reviews an honour guard during a welcome ceremony at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo on Saturday. Photo: AFP
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis reviews an honour guard during a welcome ceremony at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo on Saturday. Photo: AFP

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US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis reviews an honour guard during a welcome ceremony at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo on Saturday. Photo: AFP
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis reviews an honour guard during a welcome ceremony at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo on Saturday. Photo: AFP
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