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Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

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 Guillaume BRESSION , Yuka ROYER

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2018-10-19 Focus

French education reforms under tight scrutiny

The French government is carrying out a number of education reforms, particularly in primary schools. Among the measures are reallocating funds to schools that are in so-called...

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2018-10-18 Focus

Bosnians help out as migrants pour in

Bosnia-Herzegovina has emerged as a new stopping point for migrants trying to reach Europe. But thousands have found themselves trapped because the border with neighbouring...

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2018-10-17 Focus

Irish border remains stumbling block in Brexit talks

With five months to go until Brexit comes into force, one of the key unresolved issues is the border between the Republic of Ireland – an EU member state - and Northern Ireland,...

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2018-10-16 Focus

France explores alternatives to prison

In order to tackle overcrowded prisons and the issue of repeat offending, the French authorities are increasingly turning to alternatives to incarceration. Out of the 250,000...

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2018-10-15 Focus

US Supreme Court decision boosts anti-abortion activists in California

California is often considered one of the most forward-thinking and liberal states in the US. But recently, so-called "pro-life" medical centres have been popping up across the...

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