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BBC World News: October Highlights

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Working LivesWorking Lives

Mariko Oi meets five working women in Tokyo to assess how Shinzo Abe’s policy of “womenomics” is working. Japan has to address the twin issues of a declining birth rate and a lack of women in the work place – will it find a way?

TX times TBC


The Travel ShowThe Travel Show

In a special episode of The Travel Show, broadcast from Japan, Rajan Datar travels across the country sampling its vibrant urban culture and its more rural areas and islands, including Okinawa and Naoshima.

October 17th: 03:30, 13:30, 18:30

October 18th: 06:30


Click presents two special programmes on the Japanese technology industry, home of industry giants such as Sony and Nikon, the first broadcast from annual tech conference CEATEC.

Episode 1:

October 10th: 06:30, 19:30

October 11th: 03:30, 13:30


Episode 2:

October 17th: 06:30, 19:30

October 18th: 03:30, 13:30


Bright Lights, Brilliant MindsBright Lights

Dr James Fox tells the story of three cities in three exceptional years, cities whose artists, thinkers, writers and musicians set the world on a new course.

Vienna 1908:

October 10th: 09:10, 21:10

October 11th: 02:10, 15:10

Paris 1928

October 17th: 09:10, 21:10

October 18th: 02:10, 15:10

New York 1951

October 24th: 09:10, 21:10

October 25th: 02:10, 15:10