Japan: War, Peace and the Constitution
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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