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Abe, New Zealand's Key vow TPP progress

Mar 24, 2015

Abe, New Zealand's Key vow TPP progress

by Masaaki Kameda

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his New Zealand counterpart John Key pledged further cooperation Tuesday to wrap up the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations soon. Speaking to reporters alongside Key at the prime minister’s office in Tokyo, Abe said the two leaders also agreed to jointly ...

Mar 22, 2015

Australia training Japanese spies, daily says

The Australian Secret Intelligence Service has been training Japanese operatives in trade craft at the request of the Japanese government, The Australian newspaper reported Saturday. ASIS, the country’s overseas intelligence agency, has trained more than 20 officers under a program that began around 2008, ...