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Flags of Solomon Islands and China flutter near the Tiananmen Gate in Beijing on July 11, 2023.
Jan 17, 2024
China helps Pacific Islands with policing, not defense: ambassador
Solomon Islands and Kiribati switched diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing in 2019, with Nauru joining just after Taiwan's election.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida meets with his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese prior to their talks in San Francisco on Nov. 17, 2023.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 15, 2024
Japan and Australia in talks on cooperation in military contingencies
With China in mind, Tokyo envisions establishing bilateral defense cooperation guidelines with Canberra to clarify their role-sharing, sources said.
Australian players celebrate the team's second goal in their win over India on Saturday at the Asian Cup in Qatar.
Jan 14, 2024
Australia outmuscles India with 2-0 win in Asian Cup
The match also saw Japan's Yoshimi Yamashita become the first woman to referee a men's Asian Cup game.
Security guards along the Bund in front of buildings in the Lujiazui Financial District in Shanghai on Tuesday. The pivot away from China may accelerate as positive catalysts are missing at a time when the U.S. Federal Reserve shifts toward monetary easing.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jan 11, 2024
China is fast losing its place as a must-have in global portfolios
An analysis of filings by 14 U.S. pension funds with investments in Chinese stocks show most of them have reduced their holdings since 2020.
Activists protest outside the offices of the Australian Immigration Department in Sydney in February 2016
Jan 10, 2024
The danger of talking down immigration Down Under
Australians are facing an economic dilemma Down Under amid an unsettling debate over immigration policies.
The Pilbara Minerals Pilgangoora lithium project in Port Hedland, Western Australia
Jan 9, 2024
Lithium’s promised land looks more like the old country
Two decades ago, Australia mined less than a fifth of the world’s lithium. In 2021, it dug more than every other country put together.
David Warner walks off the pitch in his final test cricket match on Saturday in Sydney.
Jan 6, 2024
Entertainer Warner bows out of cricket test game a winner
Australia opener David Warner said he hoped to be remembered as an entertainer after retiring from cricket's longest format at his home ground in the wake of a third test victory over Pakistan on Saturday.
A JFE Steel plant in the city of Chiba. JFE Steel plans to buy more coking coal on the spot market to increase the liquidity of the market and to reflect true demand and supply.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 29, 2023
Japan's JFE takes new tack to tame volatile coking coal prices
Japan's No.2 steelmaker plans to buy more coking coal from the spot market to boost activity and make prices more transparent.
The iconic structure with its shell-shaped roof at Bennelong Point in Sydney is a source of immense pride for many Australians.
Dec 27, 2023
Yuzo Mikami: The unsung hero behind the Sydney Opera House
On the building's 50th anniversary, those with memories and knowledge of the Japanese architect say recognition of his achievements is long-overdue.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks at a summit meeting of the Asia Zero Emission Community held at the Prime Minister's Office in Tokyo on Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 18, 2023
Kishida vows to take lead in decarbonization in Asia
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Japan will try to create a huge "decarbonization market" capable of attracting investment from around the world to Asia.
A New South Wales firetruck at a hazard reduction burn site in Sydney in September
Dec 16, 2023
Australia swelters through heat wave amid 'extreme' fire danger
Heat wave alerts were in place for parts of Western Australia, New South Wales, South Australia and the Northern Territory.
Eddie Jones at a news conference after being named as Japan rugby head coach in Tokyo on Thursday
Dec 14, 2023
No guilt for Eddie Jones after taking Japan job
Jones quit his native Australia after leading them to a dismal showing at the Rugby World Cup.
Australia rugby union coach Eddie Jones poses with Rugby Australia Chairman Hamish McLennan and CEO Andy Marinos after his first news conference since his reappointment, in Sydney on Jan. 31. Jones left the Wallabies in October.
Dec 12, 2023
Australia to have strong Japan ties regardless of Jones: RA boss
Japanese media outlets have reported that Eddie Jones will be confirmed as head coach of the Brave Blossoms in the coming days.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese over the weekend said Australia's migration numbers needed to be wound back to a "sustainable level," adding that "the system is broken."
Dec 11, 2023
Australia plans to halve migrant intake and tighten student visas
The decision follows a record expected peak in net immigration for 2022-23.
Australian coach Graham Arnold prior to his team's 2026 World Cup qualification match on Nov. 16 in Melbourne.
Dec 6, 2023
Mideast teams best suited to Asian Cup's scheduling: Australia coach
Graham Arnold noted that his country — as well as Japan and South Korea — has many players based in Europe, making the January scheduling difficult.
Jannik Sinner lifts the trophy after helping Italy defeat Australia in the Davis Cup final in Malaga, Spain, on Sunday.
Nov 27, 2023
Jannik Sinner carries Italy to Davis Cup title over Australia
Italy won the Davis Cup for the first time in 47 years.
The best season for Australian mangoes is from November to February, different from that of rival producers in the opposite hemisphere.
Nov 27, 2023
Australia keen to boost mango exports to Japan after curbs eased
The Australian mango season is different to that of rival producers in the opposite hemisphere.
An Australian F-35A fighter jet takes part in a joint exercise between Australian and Philippine troops at a naval base in Zambales province, Philippines, in August.
Nov 26, 2023
Chinese fighter jets 'orbit' Philippine patrol aircraft, Manila says
The Philippine and Australian militaries carried out a second day of sea and air exercises in the Southeast Asian country's exclusive economic zone.
The Royal Australian Navy vessel the Toowoomba is docked at Changi Naval Base  during IMDEX Asia 2023, a maritime defense exhibition in Singapore, in May.
Nov 25, 2023
Philippines, Australia start sea and air patrols in South China Sea
The move comes after Manila took similar steps with the U.S. as Pacific nations warily eye an increasingly assertive China.
Palestinian fans cheer during their team's World Cup qualifying match against Australia in Kuwait City on Tuesday.
Nov 22, 2023
Palestinians fly flags in emotional World Cup qualifier in Kuwait
Thousands of Palestinians turned out for the game against Australia, the territory's first in front of fans since the start of the Israel-Hamas war.


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