Australian FTA limits Obama's TPP options

| Apr 8, 2014

Australian FTA limits Obama's TPP options

by Eric Johnston

The Japan-Australia free trade deal that lowers or ends tariffs on Australian beef and dairy exports to Japan and on Japanese exports of machinery, consumer electronics, auto parts and food products to Australia, now puts pressure on the United States — and President Barack ...

Aussie beef industry hails EPA with Japan

Apr 8, 2014

Aussie beef industry hails EPA with Japan

The Australian beef industry welcomed Tuesday a broad accord between Japan and Australia to conclude a bilateral economic partnership agreement (EPA) for free trade. “Over the next 20 years, sales of Australian beef to Japan are expected to rise by 5.5 billion (Australian) dollars ...

Japan and Australia fail to agree on tariffs in FTA talks

Mar 26, 2014

Japan and Australia fail to agree on tariffs in FTA talks

Japan and Australia failed to reach an agreement over cutting tariffs on farm products during ministerial talks Wednesday in Tokyo and could only confirm they will continue the negotiations. After meeting with agriculture minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, his Australian counterpart Andrew Robb told reporters that ...

Foreign nursing students get second chance

| Feb 28, 2014

Foreign nursing students get second chance

A private hospital group in Nagoya is supporting youths from Indonesia who went through three-year training stints in Japan to become licensed nurses but who had no choice but to return to their home country after failing to pass the state certification exam here. ...

Aug 14, 2013

BP sues U.S. over ban from contracts after spill

British energy giant BP is suing the U.S. government for banning it from federal contracts after the deadly 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, documents showed Tuesday. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last year barred BP from competing for new federal ...