We track four people on their journey.
A look at the history of France's black community
Japanese entrepreneurs see lucrative opportunities in attracting Muslim tourists.
17 Dec 2015 10:34 GMT | Asia, Japan, Islam, Tourism, Arts & Culture
The Ahmadi Muslim community in Japan hopes its new mosque will promote intercultural understanding and dialogue.
28 Nov 2015 10:56 GMT | Arts & Culture, Japan, Islam
Japanese protesters invoke human rights abuse and painful memories of war to oppose US Marine airbase on their island.
04 Oct 2015 10:13 GMT | Military, Human Rights, Japan, Asia Pacific
After decades of pacifism since WWII, conservative government now wants the military to be able to fight overseas.
Michael Penn | 31 Aug 2015 05:42 GMT | Military, Japan, Shinzo Abe, United States
Government must listen to its people insisting on no new American Marine base on the island, Yukio Hatoyama says.
Michael Penn | 17 Jun 2015 06:11 GMT | Asia Pacific, Japan, United States, Shinzo Abe, Military
Takeshi Onaga asks Japan's central government to suspend work on the contentious airbase, citing environmental concerns.
Michael Penn | 23 Mar 2015 11:46 GMT | Politics, Environment, Japan, US, Military
Attempts to revise war-time history of sex slavery result in a backlash and more criticism.
Michael Penn | 16 Mar 2015 05:13 GMT | Human Rights, War & Conflict, Shinzo Abe, Japan, United States
Mother of Kenji Goto, being held by ISIL, pleads for his life, as deadline for payment of $200 million ransom looms.
Michael Penn | 23 Jan 2015 03:19 GMT | Politics, Asia Pacific, Japan, ISIL
Recovery plan received a recent shot in the arm by the central bank, but it remains in the shadow of staggering debt.
Michael Penn | 05 Nov 2014 14:04 GMT | Politics, Business & Economy, Japan, Shinzo Abe
A campaign of intimidation has been launched against Japan's major liberal and moderate media outlets.
Michael Penn | 25 Sep 2014 11:49 GMT | Media, Asia Pacific, Japan
In conjunction with a booming tourism industry, Japan has set its sights on allowing casinos in time for 2020 Olympics.
Michael Penn | 04 Sep 2014 09:16 GMT | Business & Economy, Japan, Shinzo Abe
We travel to Chile to meet a group of young scientists determined to develop smart plant-based food to save the planet.
Science & Technology, Chile, Food
We follow the journey of a plastic bottle to find out what it takes to truly recycle the product creating zero waste.
Science & Technology, US & Canada, Environment
A couple working to protect LA communities from gang violence is caught in the crossfire of the US war on gangs.
Politics, Gang violence, US
South Koreans drink twice as much liquor as Russians, but is this national obsession with alcohol reversible?
Health, Asia, South Korea