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US Ambassador to Japan John Roos tastes roast beef as he inspects the... News PhotoAgriculture,Ambassador,Annual Event,Beef,Chiba City,Examining,Exhibition,Finance,Food,Food and Drink,Japan,Suburb,Tokyo - Japan,USA,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPUS Ambassador to Japan John Roos tastes roast beef as he inspects the US booth at the annual 'Foodex' food exhibition in Chiba, suburban Tokyo on March 5, 2013. Japan has eased restrictions on beef imposed due to concerns over mad cow disease, easing a decade-long row between the allies. Japan, formerly the largest buyer of US beef, had agreed to allow the import of the meat from cattle slaughtered at up to 30 months old, higher than the earlier safety limit of 20 months. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)