Japan's PM Shinzo Abe & Philippines' President Benigno Aquino

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe & Philippines' President Benigno Aquino

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Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, left, prepares to shake hands with Benigno Aquino, Philippines' president, in front of a map of Mindanao island, after reading their joint statements at Malacanang Palace in Manila on July 27, 2013.