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In this Oct. 14, 2012 photo, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) escort ship Kurama leads other vessels during a fleet review in waters off Sagami, south of Tokyo. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s spending package, announced Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, includes plans a request to raise military spending for the first time in a decade - an increase partly aimed at beefing up monitoring and defenses around the disputed islands - called Senkaku in Japanese and Daioyu in Chinese - in the East China Sea, controlled by Japan but also claimed by China and Taiwan. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

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