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Japan PM pledges global focus on women

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed Thursday to work at home and abroad to improve the plight of women, in a shift of tone for the conservative leader. 

Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan speaks during the general debate of the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York, on September 26, 2013.

Addressing the UN General Assembly, Abe returned to a familiar Japanese theme of pledging a strong international role and announced another $60 million in aid for Syria.

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