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The close of 2008 finds the Defense Ministry and Self-Defense Forces bogged down with scandals and misdeeds involving personnel.

But as they enter 2009 — and the new U.S. administration led by Barack Obama enters the scene — they face uncertainties over how the new president will approach bilateral security relations.

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