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A play about the history of Afghanistan inspired by former Afghan ambassador to Japan Haron Amin will be staged on June 16 and 17 at Space Zero in Shinjuku.

“The Crossroads Country,” produced by Tokyo International Players, follows the 30-year history of Afghanistan by re-enacting the political turmoil, assassinations and factional strife that have afflicted the country since it was invaded by the Soviet Union in 1979. It also depicts the life story of Amin, who also served as spokesman for the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.

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