Political and social events from Asia. The program is recorded under live conditions with exclusive reports and interviews, hosted by Nadia Charbit. Watch the show on FRANCE 24 Fridays at 6.40 pm Paris time.
Anger reaches fever pitch on the streets of Pakistan after a NATO attack killed two dozen of its soldiers. How will Washington salvage ties? Meanwhile, the operator of Japan's damaged Fukushima plant says the meltdown may be worse than it first thought - an eyewitness report takes us to the heart of the damage. Finally, we head to South Korea where the state offers substantial rewards to people who grass up law-breakers.
In this edition: violence increases ahead of Afghanistan’s presidential election in August; the verdict in the trial of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is postponed; and why there is a shortage of retirement homes in Japan.
The Week in Asia introduces Rebiya Kadeer, who Beijing claims is responsible for the unrest in the Xinjiang, looks at why terrorism has resurfaced in Indonesia and highlights the difficulties for refugees in Sri Lanka.
In this edition: at look at the Chinese Uighur population, involved in recent ethnic conflict with the Han people; why young Japanese people are no longer interested by sumo; we ask Pakistani women why they wear the burqa.