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After the Second World War, the Japanese government actively sought to cull its disabled population through a program of forced sterilisation. Disabilities have remained greatly stigmatised ever since.
In 2015, Taiki Masuda found his career under threat when Osaka police initiated a crackdown on tattoo artists. Now he’s fighting the government in court to defend his livelihood.
Though leaders in North and South Korea have begun historic talks to discuss denuclearisation, the danger of nuclear warfare has become Japan’s greatest security threat since WW2.
Japan's rapidly ageing population declined by 300,000 people last year. With a shrinking workforce and scarce immigrant labour, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sought to encourage more female employment.
Strategically located to respond to threats from North Korea to Russia, Japan's southern island of Okinawa hosts over half of all US troops stationed in Japan. But has the US military outstayed its welcome?
In Tokyo there are over nine million senior citizens, a generation that prizes respectability above all. Have a feisty group of octogenarian cheerleaders found a suprising path to happiness in old age?
As robotic engineering advances, more and more definitively human functions are being replicated. This episode of SBS Dateline takes us to Japan, to glimpse the future of anthropomorphic robotics.
The town of Namie, in Fukushima, became famous in 2011 as the site of the largest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. Now the government are trying to persuade the exiled population to return.