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Richard Marles
Apr 17, 2024
Australia unveils new defense strategy, with eye on 'coercive' China
The 80-page document offers a gloomy assessment of Pacific security and sets out a massive increase in defense spending to retool Australia's military.
U.S. President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and British leader Rishi Sunak deliver remarks on the AUKUS partnership, after a trilateral meeting, at Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego in March last year.
Apr 17, 2024
Benefits and risks: AUKUS looks to take gamble on Japan
The group sees potential benefits in tapping Japan’s strong industrial and technological capacity.
Police stand outside the Assyrian Christ The Good Shepherd Church after a knife attack that took place during a service the night before, in Wakely in Sydney on Tuesday.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Apr 16, 2024
Sydney bishop stabbed by teen in terror attack, police say
The teenager who allegedly stabbed the Bishop in western Sydney was known to police but not on any terrorist watch lists.
Flowers outside the Westfield Bondi Junction shopping mall in Sydney on Sunday, the day after a 40-year-old man with mental illness roamed the packed shopping center killing six people and seriously wounding a dozen others
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Apr 14, 2024
Police identify Sydney mall attacker; no terrorism link found
Australian police have identified a 40-year-old man who suffered from mental illness as the perpetrator of a Sydney shopping center stabbing rampage.
A family leaves the Westfield Bondi Junction shopping mall in Sydney after a stabbing incident on Saturday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Apr 13, 2024
Sydney knife attacker shot dead after killing six in Bondi mall
The assailant was shot by a police officer after he engaged with nine people in a busy shopping mall.
The departure hall at Haneda Airport in Tokyo. Now with inflation at its strongest in decades, Japanese are starting to realize that years of static wages leave many of them budgeting each month before their next pay check.
Apr 13, 2024
Japan’s young workers head abroad as huge wage gap persists
The outflow is also a sign that many Japanese aren’t buying into the nation’s economic optimism as it exits from decades of deflation.
Australian Defense Minister Richard Marles, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and British Defense Secretary Grant Shapps speak during a news conference following an AUKUS defense ministerial meeting in Mountain View, California, last December.
Apr 9, 2024
U.S., U.K. and Australia consider working with Japan on AUKUS security pact
The three countries said they were weighing inviting Tokyo to join the pact’s second stage, with talks with Japan and others set to begin this year.
Philippine, Australian, Japanese and U.S. warships take part in the four nations' first-ever joint military drills in the South China Sea on Sunday.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 7, 2024
Philippines, U.S., Australia and Japan hold joint military drills in disputed South China Sea
The exercises came as the Chinese military held a “joint maritime and aerial combat patrol” in an unspecified area of the waterway.
U.S. President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and British leader Rishi Sunak deliver remarks on the AUKUS partnership, after a trilateral meeting, at Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego in March last year.
Apr 7, 2024
AUKUS weighs expanding security pact to deter China, report says
Rahm Emanuel, the outspoken U.S. ambassador in Tokyo, wrote in a recent commentary that Japan was "about to become the first additional Pillar II partner."
U.S. Osprey aircraft hover above an Australian landing helicopter dock ship during a joint exercise between Australian and Philippine troops at a naval base in San Antonio town, Zambales province, on Aug. 25.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 6, 2024
Philippines, U.S., Australia and Japan to hold joint drills in disputed sea
The exercise will take place in the South China Sea — which Beijing claims — days before U.S. President Joe Biden is due to hold a trilateral summit.
The Brisbane skyline in 2021
Apr 3, 2024
Olympians call for Brisbane 2032 stadium rethink
The 14 Olympians and Paralympians said in a letter that the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre (QSAC) was not a suitable venue for the Olympics.
On the Diving Deep podcast hosted by Olympic athlete Sam Fricker, Former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison dismissed the idea that China is unable to become a multiparty democracy, saying there is no "anti-democratic” instinct in the Chinese people.
Mar 29, 2024
Former Australia PM Scott Morrison says China can be a democracy
The former Australian PM said Canberra’s relationship with China will always be transactional and never "values-based” like Australia’s ties with the U.S.
As early as this month, Kirin Holdings will start selling Kirin Hyoketsu Lemon in barrels to some restaurants through an Australian subsidiary. Each barrel will contain 49.5 liters of the beverage.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 25, 2024
Kirin sending chūhai barrels Down Under
Australian restaurants and bar will be the first to receive barrels of Kirin Hyoketsu Lemon outside Japan following strong sales of the canned variety.
Kurt Campbell
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 22, 2024
Japan to discuss AUKUS defense tech partnership, says U.S. diplomat
The United States, Australia and Britain established the AUKUS security partnership in 2021.
Australia and China have rapidly improved their diplomatic relations since the election of the center-left Labor government in May 2022, including the restoration of high-level official meetings and the lifting of trade sanctions imposed by Beijing at the height of tensions.
Mar 20, 2024
China and Australia face difficult diplomatic road after trade spat
Hurdles exist in the form of persistent political differences and increased competition between Beijing and Canberra’s principal ally, the U.S.
Connor O'Leary competes during an event in Huntington Beach, California, in 2019.
OLYMPICS / Surfing
Mar 13, 2024
Japan picks Aussie-born O'Leary for bonus Olympic surfing spot
O'Leary, who was raised in the south Sydney suburb of Cronulla, was granted a third men's spot by the Nippon Surfing Association.
A LNG tanker at the Negishi LNG Terminal, which is jointly operated by Tokyo Gas and JERA, in Yokohama
Mar 11, 2024
Japan boosts reliance on allies for long-term LNG supplies
LNG accounts for about a third of Japan's power generation and it is the world's second-largest importer behind China.
Unpicked grapes wither on the vine near the town of Griffith in southeast Australia in February.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 11, 2024
Australian farmers rip out millions of vines amid wine glut
Falling consumption of wine worldwide has hit Australia particularly hard as demand shrinks fastest for the cheaper reds that are its biggest product.
A march calling for gender equality in London in 2019. Women are still paid less than men for the same work, but real equality means more than just eliminating wage disparities.
Mar 8, 2024
A zero gender pay gap is the goal. But what happens next?
Eliminating the gender pay gap is vital, but it isn't the be-all and end-all. So much more needs to be done to achieve true equality at work and beyond.
Since September 2022, Patagonia has allocated profits amounting to $71 million to environmental initiatives that include stopping a proposed mine in Alaska and conserving land in South America, as well as helping to elect pro-environment U.S. Democrats.
Mar 6, 2024
The competitive edge of doing good in business
Are companies that give all profits to charity also doing good for their business? Some examples show they are, and that this model is worth pursuing.


Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan