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Marriage-hunting in Japan

In Japan, many singles are taking no chances when it comes to getting married. They're going to "marriage hunting" events, a mix between speed dating and a job interview. Even the government is getting involved. Akiko Fujita reports from Tokyo.

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.

Global Politics

Geo Quiz and answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Hiroshima, Japan. Sixty-four years ago today, the US dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Boston Globe reporter Linda Matchan recently visited the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park.

Conflict & Justice

Geo Answer: Japan's daycare crisis

For today's Geoquiz we were looking for a major industrialized nation where a lack of daycare options for young families has become a main topic in this year's election. The answer is Japan. Reporter Akiko Fukita tells us more.

Arts, Culture & Media

Social Security in Japan

The winner of Japan's national elections, the Democratic Party, is promising to revive the nation's economy. It also has challenges with an aging Japan. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Len Schoppa, professor of politics at the University of Virginia

Arts, Culture & Media

Recreating Nagasaki

Akiko Fujita reports that students at the University of Nagasaki are attempting to create a 3D digital image of the Japanese city BEFORE a US atomic bomb destroyed it during World War II.