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Austerity in South Sudan and historical amnesia in Japan

From incessant generator noise to vegetable-growing bureaucrats, Richard Nield sees signs of a cash crunch in Juba. Mariko Oi asks what's missing from history lessons in Tokyo.

Pascale Harter introduces personal stories, analysis and wit from correspondents around the world. In this edition, Richard Nield in Juba sees many signs of a cash crunch in South Sudan - from the incessant noise from privately-owned electricity generators, to Fridays off for state employees so they can grow their own food. In Tokyo, Mariko Oi asks what's missing from Japanese history lessons - and what that means for the country's relationships with its Asian neighbours. If young Japanese don't understand the events of the 1930s and 40s, how will they build bridges with their counterparts in China and South Korea?

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Sat 16 Mar 2013 04:50GMT

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  • Fri 15 Mar 2013 11:50GMT
  • Fri 15 Mar 2013 19:50GMT
  • Sat 16 Mar 2013 01:50GMT
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