Author of picture book on Hiroshima A-bombing dies in Australia

Sep 22, 2017

Author of picture book on Hiroshima A-bombing dies in Australia

Junko Morimoto, known for her picture book "My Hiroshima," based on her experience of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, died Thursday, Australian media reported. She was 85. After graduating from art university and teaching art at a junior high school, Morimoto, a ...

Sep 19, 2017

Oceania unlikely to gain entry into Asian Games

The hopes of Australia and other Oceania countries being allowed to compete in the Asian Games have been diminished by the head of the Olympic Council of Asia. Speaking at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, which are continuing in Ashgabat, OCA president Sheikh ...

Sep 18, 2017

Sydney sees its first Japanese food and beverage expo

Food and drink manufacturers from 15 prefectures showed off their wares Monday at the first-ever Japanese Food and Drink Showcase and Masterclass in Sydney. Sponsored by the Japanese External Trade Organization, the expo was a chance for Japanese exporters to network with Australian restaurateurs. "Although Australians ...

Koala survives trip in wheel well

/ Sep 17, 2017

Koala survives trip in wheel well

For a stowaway who made a 10-mile (16-kilometer) journey squeezed in the wheel well, a koala was lucky to escape with just scratches. The driver of the four-wheel vehicle was unaware of the extra passenger until they arrived at their destination in the outskirts of ...

Australian leader Turnbull defends baby and beer photo

/ Sep 11, 2017

Australian leader Turnbull defends baby and beer photo

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull brushed off criticism Monday of a photo of him nursing a beer while holding his granddaughter as online "craziness." Turnbull posted the image he labeled "multitasking" on Facebook over the weekend as he watched an Australian Rules game in Sydney. It ...