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    Japanese Economic Growth

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave a keynote address at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He talked about economic reform in Japan.

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    Book Discussion on Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy

    Eri Hotta, former research fellow at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo, talked about her book, Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy, in which she examines the attack on…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day. USA Today correspondent Kirk Spitzer also spoke by phone about the tension between Japan and China over China’s…

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    State Department Briefing on East China Sea

    Jen Psaki responded to questions about U.S. military flights in the East China Sea in the air space of islands disputed by China and Japan. This is a brief portion of the daily State…

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    Ambassador to Japan Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Caroline Kennedy to be U.S. ambassador to Japan. Ms. Kennedy answered questions on trade, nuclear…

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    Pacific War Turning Point

    Historians talked about the turning point in the Pacific theater during World War II. Craig Symonds argued the Battle of Midway was the decisive engagement that shifted momentum in the…

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    U.S.-Japan Relations

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera held a news conference following their bilateral meeting. Among the topics they addressed were North Korean…

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    Japanese Finance Minister on the World Economy

    Japan’s Finance Minister Taro Aso described the impact of his government’s monetary policy on the Japanese economy and the value of the Yen. He focused on the problem of…

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    Presifent Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Abe

    President Obama spoke to reporters following a White House meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Abe.

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    U.S.-Japan Relations

    Following a meeting with President Obama meeting, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke about their agreement to improve trade relations between their two countries as well as the prime…

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    Japanese Prime Minister Policy Speech

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made his first policy speech to Japanese National Diet in Tokyo since being re-elected as prime minister.

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    Japan's 2011 Earthquake

    Scientific, business and government leaders examined the impact of the 2011 earthquake off the coast of Japan that triggered a series of events from tsunami to the meltdown of Fukushima…

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    Clifton Truman Daniel in Hiroshima

    President Truman’s eldest grandson, Clifton Truman Daniel, talked about his trip to Japan in August 2012, the first ever for a Truman. He arrived in Hiroshima as the city…

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    The Greatest Generation, The Pacific

    World War Two veterans talked about their experiences fighting in the Pacific Theater. R.V. Burgin reflected on his time in the Marine Corps as described in his book, Islands of the…

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    The Doolittle Raid

    World War II veterans who were directly involved in the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo, Japan shared their personal accounts. The Doolittle Raid, in April, 1942, was the first air attack by…

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    Clifton Truman Daniel with Hiroshima and Nagasaki Survivors

    Clifton Truman Daniel, a grandson of President Truman, and atomic bomb survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki met with students from Bayside High School in New York City. They talked…

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    Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda United Nations General Assembly Address

    Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda addressed the United Nations General Assembly.

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    U.S.-Japan Relations

    Panelists talked about a new Center for Strategic and International Studies report, “The "U.S.-Japan Alliance Anchoring Stability in Asia.” They discussed Japan’s economic…

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    U.S.-Japan Relations

    Secretary Panetta held a press conference with Japan Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto. Secretary Panetta talked about a plan that the U.S. hoped would eventually allow the Marines to…

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    Gun Laws in Japan

    Max Fisher talked about his Atlantic article on Japan’s low gun-death rate, “A Land Without Guns,” and he responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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