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Matt Siegel
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 23, 2016
Australia announces fund for clean energy, in break with past
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday said the country would establish a 1 billion Australian dollar ($760 million) fund for innovation in clean energy, a major departure from his predecessor's much-maligned approach to climate change.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 23, 2016
Australian submarine tender narrows to Japanese and French bids: sources
The competition for a 50 billion Australian dollar ($34.55 billion) contract to build Australia's next submarine fleet is narrowing to a race between Japan and France as a bid from Germany's Thyssen-Krupp Marine Systems (TKMS) has lost ground over technical concerns, multiple sources said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Sep 3, 2015
Selfie madness: too many dying to get the picture
The rise of selfie photography in some of the world's most beautiful — and dangerous — places is sparking a range of interventions aimed at combating risk-taking that has resulted in a string of gruesome deaths worldwide.
JAPAN
Aug 26, 2015
Japan stumbles in effort to woo Australia over submarine contract
Japan's effort to charm Australian politicians and the public over its bid for a 50 billion Australian dollars (¥426 billion) submarine project appeared to stumble Wednesday, with officials from Tokyo resisting pressure to commit to building the vessels in Australia.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 27, 2015
Japan to join U.S., Australia drills amid growing China tensions
Japan will join a major U.S.-Australian military exercise for the first time in a sign of growing security links between the three countries as tensions build over China's island-building in the South China Sea.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 3, 2015
U.S. regional ambitions seen favoring Japan in Australian submarine tender
Washington's strategic ambitions in Asia are looming large over Australia's multibillion dollar tender for new submarines, giving Japan a possible edge over competitors from Germany and France, defense and industry sources say.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 29, 2014
Tokyo, Canberra test sub fleet export waters
Japan will get the chance to pursue an unprecedented military export deal when its defense and foreign ministers meet their Australian counterparts in Tokyo next month.

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