Princess Kako meets with Austrian president

National Sep 16, 2019

Princess Kako meets with Austrian president

Princess Kako, niece of Emperor Naruhito, paid a courtesy call on Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen on Monday during her trip to mark the 150th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries. The 24-year-old younger daughter of Crown Prince Fumihito, the emperor's younger ...

Japanese food producers target health-focused Aussies at Sydney expo

National Sep 16, 2019

Japanese food producers target health-focused Aussies at Sydney expo

Gluten-free ramen noodles and tofu jerky were among the many products exhibited Monday by Japanese food companies appealing to health-conscious Australians at a Japanese food expo in Sydney. A record 22 companies participated in the Premium Japanese Food Showcase, an event hosted by the Japan ...

Australian, Fijian leaders attempt to bury climate hatchet

Asia Pacific Sep 16, 2019

Australian, Fijian leaders attempt to bury climate hatchet

The leaders of Fiji and Australia on Monday agreed to boost bilateral ties as they sought to smooth relations following a highly publicized clash over climate change at a Pacific summit last month. Prime Minister Scott Morrison welcomed his Fijian counterpart, Frank Bainimarama, just weeks ...

Australia presses Iran to release three citizens from prison

World Sep 12, 2019

Australia presses Iran to release three citizens from prison

Australia's foreign minister said Thursday her government is pressing Iran to free three Australian citizens from a Tehran prison and she did not believe their arrests were related to Iran's current conflicts with the West. Foreign Minister Marise Payne told the Senate that she had ...