Sunday 4 'til 8 for Sunday 16 March 2014
4:07 The Sunday Feature: Missing Histories: China and Japan (Part 1 of 2)
They are Asia’s economic giants – yet the historical record of Japan and China continues to cause tensions. China’s leaders accuse Japan of failing to apologise for its wartime aggression– while Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, talks of rewriting the country’s pacifist constitution. Tensions are rising in the South China seas.
In a two-part BBC Freedom 2014 series programme, Japanese journalist Mariko Oi and Chinese journalist Haining Liu, visit each other's country to explore what their troubled pasts mean today. In programme one, they head to Japan where Mariko meets her 92-year-old grandfather who, in his youth, helped make Zero fighter planes. They visit the controversial Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, which enshrines the spirits of Japan’s war dead, including war criminals. The team goes on to meet the new generation of nationalists who want to downplay Japan’s historic role in atrocities across Asia. Haining has an emotional response.
5:12 Spiritual Outlook
Our regular catch up with the world of religion, spirituality, faith and ethics – produced and presented by Justin Gregory, Lisa Thompson, Amelia Nurse and Mike Gourley alternating with series from the BBC's World Service programme, Heart and Soul.
Maori news and interviews from throughout the motu (RNZ)
6:06 Te Ahi Kaa
Exploring issues and events from a tangata whenua perspective (RNZ)
7:06 One In Five
The issues and experience of disability (RNZ)
A weekly programme that highlights Asians, Africans, indigenous Americans and more in New Zealand, aimed at promoting a greater understanding of our ethnic minority communities (RNZ)