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ISE, JAPAN - JANUARY 4: Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi waves during his visit to the Ise Shrine sanctuary to commemorate the beginning of the New Year on January 4, 2006 in Ise, Japan. It is custom for Japanese prime ministers to visit Ise Jingu, or one of the 125 other Shinto sanctuaries in the area, at the beginning of the New Year. Ise Jingu has been receiving worshippers for 2000 years. (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)

ISE, JAPAN - JANUARY 4: Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi waves during his visit to the Ise Shrine sanctuary to commemorate the beginning of the New Year on January 4, 2006 in Ise, Japan. It is custom for Japanese prime ministers to visit Ise Jingu, or one of the 125 other Shinto sanctuaries in the area, at the beginning of the New Year. Ise Jingu has been receiving worshippers for 2000 years. (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)