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European Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht smiles before meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at Foreign Ministry in Tokyo, Monday, March 25, 2013. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will discuss a possible free trade pact with the European Union even as a summit in Tokyo to launch the negotiations is postponed because of the financial crisis in Cyprus. De Gucht is in Tokyo and meeting with Japanese government and business officials as scheduled. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)