(July 8, 2008) The film "Japan's About-Face" is a remarkable window into the shifting role of the military in post-war Japanese society. WIDE ANGLE has acquired exclusive access to the National Defense Academy, Japan's "West Point."
For the first time since World War II, a Japanese warship is docked in China.
Japan appointed Fumio Kishida as its first space development minister, following a law passed last month, which allows Japan to use outer space for the purposes of national security.
Japan lifted its 1969 ban on the military use of space on Wednesday, which is considered one of several indicators of Japan's shift away from post-war pacifism.
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