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Japan surpassing

Japan surpassing
 n.— «These days, the phrase floating around to characterize the world’s second largest economy is “Japan surpassing”—praise for a country that has far exceeded American expectations as a reliable ally standing behind U.S. efforts in Iraq.» —“Japan Exceeds U.S. Expectations in Iraq” by Yuri Kageyama in Tokyo Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Ga.) May 16, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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