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Japan's Finance and Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso , who is also in... News PhotoAlgeria,Arrival,Attending,Conflict,Crisis,Deputy Prime Minister,Event,Finance,Hostage,In Aménas Hostage Crisis,Japan,Japanese Prime Minister's Official Residence,Journalist,Kidnapping,Meeting,North Africa,Residential Building,Social Issues,Taro Aso,Terrorism,Tokyo - Japan,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPJapan's Finance and Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso (L), who is also in charge of hostage issues in Algeria, is surrounded by journalists upon his arrival at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo to attend a cabinet-level meeting to co-ordinate its response to events in North Africa on January 18, 2013. Japanese plant builder JGC said on January 18 it had confirmed the safety of three of its Japanese staff and one Philippine employee in Algeria, with the whereabouts of 74 other staff of various nationalities unknown. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)