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Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori departed for Singapore on Thursday to attend a summit of 13 Asian countries, leaving his administration in a fragile condition.

The trip, during which Mori is to meet his counterparts from China, South Korea and the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, comes only a few days after a no-confidence motion against his Cabinet was defeated in the House of Representatives.

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