Japan and the U.N.

For years, Japan has been trying to gain a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council. NPR's Eric Weiner reports that the current Japanese government is pushing even harder. They believe that Japan's chances have now improved, due in part to its greater engagement in the international community.



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