In part one David McNeill talks about how Japan are marking the five year anniversary of the devastating tsunami and the costly recovery from the resulting nuclear disaster.
In part two Derek Scally looks at the upsurge in support for the right wing AfD party following the German state elections and whether this should be a cause for concern for Angela Merkel.
And in part three: who knows the true identity of Booker-nominated novelist Elena Ferrante? Rosie Scammell is on the line from Rome to discuss the mystery of the Italian novelist.
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