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Conflict & Justice

Going grassroots in Japan

Inspired by the grassroots Obama campaign, a Japanese student tried to start an online group to mobilize young Japanese voters. But he discovered that his online effort violates the country's 50-year-old election law. Akiko Fujita reports.

Arts, Culture & Media


Anchor Marco Werman tells us about the Japan all-girl pop trio Chatmonchy. Chatmonchy consists of three Japanese women who know how to rock. They're now playing at clubs in the United States for the first time this week.

Global Politics

Biodiversity as natural capital

One fifth of animal and plant species are threatened by extinction, a global study warns, but conservation efforts have pulled some back from the brink. Host Lisa Mullins talks with biologist Thomas Lovejoy about the economic value of biodiversity.