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Latest update : 2014-08-06

Japan: War, Peace and the Constitution

After the devastation of World War II, Japan chose a path of peace by drafting a constitution renouncing war and military forces. But now, the country seems to be stepping away from that post-war pacifism, with Prime Minister Abe's plan to remove some constitutional constraints in order to allow Japanese troops to fight overseas. But what do people who have gone through the war have to say? We follow a former imperial navy pilot who tells us about his war experiences and thoughts on peace.

Programme prepared by Elise Duffau and Patrick Lovett

By Yuka ROYER , Guillaume BRESSION

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2015-07-28 Russia

Russia's private military firms operate in legal grey area

Kiev and the West have accused Russian troops of participating in the Ukraine conflict on a massive scale. The Kremlin denies sending professional troops into the country and...

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2015-07-27 Niger

Cultural centre in ruins months after Charlie Hebdo riots

In mid-January, violence erupted in Niger's southern city of Zinder, sparked by the post-attack edition of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. The front cover showed a weeping...

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2015-07-24 Afghanistan

Afghanistan's unity government gets down to work

Last September, Ashraf Ghani became president of Afghanistan but had to share power with Abdullah Abdullah, his rival in the presidential election. The two men took months to...

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2015-07-23 USA

The great US divide over the Confederate flag

The United States is still grappling with its troubled race relations. Police treatment of minorities has fanned the flames of debate, but the touch paper was lit after nine...

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2015-07-22 Niger

Boko Haram violence triggers refugee crisis in Niger

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