Nara and Canberra celebrate 25 years of sister city ties

National Oct 26, 2018

Nara and Canberra celebrate 25 years of sister city ties

Dignitaries from Japan and Australia commemorated the 25th anniversary of sister city relations between Nara and Canberra on Thursday. Nara City Mayor Gen Nakagawa traveled to the Australian capital to mark the silver anniversary at an event hosted by Japanese Ambassador Sumio Kusaka and attended ...

Japan and Australia agree to sidestep conflict over whaling

National Aug 4, 2018

Japan and Australia agree to sidestep conflict over whaling

Japan and Australia agreed Friday to make efforts to prevent their whaling dispute from hurting bilateral relations, a government official said. During talks in Singapore, Foreign Minister Taro Kono briefed his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop about Japan's proposal to restructure the International Whaling Commission to ...