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News Summary: Nukes and numbers in Japan

The Associated Press

FRENCH VISIT: French President Francois Hollande arrived in Japan, where talks are expected to focus on closer cooperation in nuclear energy technologies and on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic strategy.

TRY THIS: Abe is eager to sell Japan's nuclear technology overseas, despite the suspension of most nuclear power generation following the Fukushima disaster. Japan is eager to show that it can offer the highest safety standards.

AND THIS: Hollande will get a look at how Abe is fighting Japan's two-decade-old economic slump with a mix of monetary and fiscal stimulus and reforms. Critics have urged European leaders to reconsider fiscal austerity imposed due to the financial crisis, pointing to Japan's emergence from recession late last year.