FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, reviews members of Japan Self-Defense Forces (SDF) during the Self-Defense Forces Day at Asaka Base, north ... more 
FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, reviews members of Japan Self-Defense Forces (SDF) during the Self-Defense Forces Day at Asaka Base, north of Tokyo. Japan relaxed a decades-old ban on military-related exports Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in a bid to expand joint arms development with allies and equipment sales to Southeast Asia and elsewhere. The new guidelines endorsed Tuesday by the Cabinet are part of Abe's push to bolster national security amid China's military expansion and North Korea's nuclear threat. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Shizuo Kambayashi, File
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