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Girl power in China

China's one-child policy has had a profound and unintended consequence: the rise of educated, ambitious single women. This is China's equivalent of the western women's liberation movement in the 1960s
Lesley Downer  

Coming of age in Japan

In 50 years, Japan has hurtled from devastation to post-industrialism. Is it now counting the psychic cost? The Aum gas attack and similar disturbing events have shocked the world. Lesley Downer explores the country's shifting values by talking to members…
Lesley Downer