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Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 23, 2022
‘Horrific’ sexual abuse uncovered in Australia mining probe
The probe delves into the dark corners of an industry that's under mounting pressure from investors, governments and society to address its impacts on the wider environment.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 11, 2022
A coal mining hub could decide Australia’s future
At stake is the policy of a nation that is a potential renewable-energy superpower but still gets 70% of its electricity and about a quarter of its exports from fossil fuels.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 5, 2022
Japan and Australia to sign defense and security cooperation pact Thursday
The agreement, which will be the first of its type for Japan other than with the United States, could further inflame tensions with China.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 3, 2021
France’s top diplomat in Australia accuses Scott Morrison of deceit
The spat represents the fallout from the AUKUS accord and doubts about Australian leadership ahead of upcoming elections.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 24, 2021
Scott Morrison urges Australians to exit COVID-19 ‘cave’ when shots rise
Morrison said in an interview Tuesday that a jump in cases was not a reason to delay reopening.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 16, 2021
Scott Morrison pressured as delta variant threatens Indigenous Australians
The prime minister is facing flak over a tardy vaccination rollout that has exposed vulnerable populations as the virus spreads from Sydney to threaten more remote outback areas.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 13, 2021
Worst COVID-19 crisis yet risks erasing Australia’s pandemic gains
The situation is putting Australia — which had driven locally acquired cases to zero just a few months ago — in the worst of both worlds.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Jul 15, 2021
How vaccine chaos left Australia locked down and exposed
A slow vaccine rollout has left the country exposed to outbreaks as newer, more virulent strains slip through border curbs.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 29, 2021
Delta variant outbreak sees once-envied Australia losing its luster
Prime Minister Scott Morrison's balancing act of keeping Australians safe and the economy open is becoming increasingly precarious as the outbreak worsens.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 7, 2021
Australia’s battered Scott Morrison bets on budget to repair image
After having his political judgment questioned, Morrison will attempt to reset the narrative by highlighting his economic stewardship through the pandemic.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 4, 2021
Australia's probe of Chinese firm's port in Darwin signals trouble for Beijing
The investigation risks further hurting China-Australia ties, which have plummeted since Prime Minister Scott Morrison called for an independent investigation into the origin of COVID-19.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 4, 2021
Not just India: Developing nations see explosive rise in COVID-19 cases
The reported spread in these handful of nations has been far more rapid, and signals the dangers of allowing the novel coronavirus to go uncontrolled.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 23, 2021
Cracks emerge in Five Eyes intelligence pact over approach to China
A polite disagreement between Australia and New Zealand showed a fissure among U.S. allies, underscoring the difficulties Joe Biden faces in forging a common front.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Mar 10, 2021
Black Lives Matter spurs Indigenous lawmaker to change Australia
Linda Burney sees the pattern of discrimination that's blighted the lives of her people for centuries repeating through the policies of the current conservative government.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 6, 2021
Australia’s influence in Pacific Islands grows as China’s wanes
As Beijing has pulled back from the strategic region amid the pandemic, Canberra has stepped up support for vaccinations in the countries there.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Nov 19, 2018
U.S. vice president's sharp China attacks fuel Asia's fears of a new Cold War
Since the Soviet Union fell in the early 1990s, Southeast Asia has sought to avoid getting caught in a fight between major powers. The Trump administration is making that position look increasingly untenable.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 20, 2015
In the deep end: Japan pitches its submarines to Australia
Less than two years after lifting a decades-old ban on arms exports, Japan is navigating one of the most complex and sensitive areas of the defense market: submarines.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Dec 19, 2014
Australia gingerly mulls Japanese submarine offer
Australia is considering buying top-secret technology from Japan to build a fleet of next-generation submarines, a move that would risk reigniting diplomatic tensions with China that have only recently died down.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 7, 2014
Abbott walks China-Japan tightrope on trip to Asia
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, having called Japan his country's closest friend in Asia, will seek this week to overcome Chinese unease about his loyalties in a region beset by territorial tensions.

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