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29 September 2021

Episode 2598

30 minutes

What should we know about Japan’s new leader? Plus: Nato troops are sent to the Kosovo-Serbia border; the UK Labour Party’s Keir Starmer delivers a make-or-break speech in Brighton; and Monocle’s culture editor Chiara Rimella rounds up the stories that she’s been following.

29 September 2021

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Japan’s next prime minister

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Monocle’s Tokyo bureau chief, Fiona Wilson, tells us what we need to know about Japan’s new leader, Fumio Kishida.

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Chapter 2

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Keeping the peace

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Monocle’s Balkans correspondent Guy De Launey tells us how the Nato alliance is attempting to calm regional tensions.

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