1. Unforgiving Winter

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    from Matthew Allard ACS / Added

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    With the rapidly decreasing Japanese population it is the elderly that are feeling the effects. In rural areas of the country old people are left alone and isolated during Japans cold winters. With…

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    • Gun Control

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      Critics of loose US gun laws look to Japan's stringent gun control legislation and its low crime rate. In contrast to the United States, Japan has some of the toughest guns laws in the world. Pro-ban…

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      • We Are Fire

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        When Champa Pal's husband was murdered her life fell apart however an encounter with the vigilante Gulabi Gang changed everything. The 'Gulabi Gang' is an extraordinary women’s movement formed…

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        • The changing world of Japan's Geisha

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          Japan is reeling from a 20-year economic slump, and has recently been surpassed by China as the world's second-largest economy. What the Japanese call the "lost years" have taken a serious toll on…

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          • Japans Rooftop Gardens

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            Japan will provide two billion dollars over three years to help developing countries save their ecosystems, the country's prime minister has announced. Naoto Kan made the pledge at a UN biodiversity…

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            • Dying To Live

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              In South Korea many people attend "Coffin Academy's" where you die in order to learn how to live. By writing out your your last will and testament, reading it out and spending time in a sealed coffin…

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              • The Fall Of Judo

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                Judo is widely regarded as Japan's national sport. From April 2012 the Japanese government will make judo compulsory for school children despite the fact that in the last 30 years at least 114 students…

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                • The Iron Chef

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                  Kenji Fujimoto (not his real name) was the personal chef to Kim Jong Il for more than five years before he fled North Korea and returned to Japan. He was considered a personal friend and often travelled…

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                  • Ormok

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                    Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines causing massive damage and taking many lives. In Ormok City ever single person and piece of property were effected. Veronica Perdrosa reports from Ormok…

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                    • The Search For Solace

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                      The Search For Solace Six months on from the devastating Japanese Tsunami people are still struggling with the pain of loss. In the town of Onagawa one man hasn't stopped searching for his wife.…

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