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A year has passed since the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011. What is Japan’s situation now?What are the problems facing the recovery work? What lessons can we learn from this? Is this tragedy likely to happen again?

This short video answers all of these questions, and provides a wide variety of perspectives, ranging from a local charity director to a university professor. Check it out and stay updated! This video is shot, written, edited and presented by a TFAS alumnus, Dominic Swire

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Forty years ago in February 1972, U.S. President Nixon made a surprise visit to China,laying the foundation for establishing diplomatic relation between the two nations.Twenty-five years after the start of the Cold War, what brought these two powers together? What were President Nixon and Chairman Mao really like in person?From 1969 to 1971, Nicholas Platt was chief of the Asian Communist Areas Division of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research and from 1971–1973, he served as Deputy Director, and then Director, of the Secretariat Staff in the Department of State, accompanying when he accompanied President Nixon to Beijing..In this special report, U.S. Ambassador Platt shares hisunique insight from that historic trip.

This video is shot, written, edited and presented by a TFAS alumnus, Dominic Swire.

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