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WIDE ANGLE | Japan's About Face | PBS

Duration: 04:46

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"Japan's About-Face" is a remarkable window into the shifting role of the military in post-war Japanese society. WIDE ANGLE has acquired unprecedented access to the National Defense Academy, Japan's "West Point." We follow Defense Academy cadets preparing for a future that may involve overseas deployment, and meet with a group of peace activists -- some of them atom bomb survivors -- on a grueling two month, 750-mile protest march from Hiroshima to Tokyo. We also witness joint maneuvers with the U.S. Marine Corps, a surveillance flight over the Sea of Japan, and the DDH Hyuga -- the first Japanese aircraft carrier built since WWII. "Japan's About-Face" offers new insight into the future of Asian geopolitics.

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Post Date: August 11, 2008