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On today’s show:
- Japanese Emperor Akihito has signaled his upcoming retirement in a move that many fear will weaken the monarchy, seen as a counterweight to Shinzo Abe’s government. We talk about Akihito’s legacy and what’s ahead for Japan.
- We discuss the Japan’s trafficking of over 200,000 so-called “comfort women” during WWII. A performance in Chicago hopes to keep attention on the issue.
- A look at how tech helps refugees navigate treacherous journeys and survive challenging living conditions.