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Australia's David Warner watches the ball after playing a shot during the 2023 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup one-day international match between Australia and New Zealand in Dharamsala, India, on Tuesday.
Oct 31, 2023
Warner enjoying making doubters 'look stupid' at World Cup
Resurgent Australia are fourth in the standings, having won their last four matches in succession.
Australia head coach Eddie Jones during training in Saint-Etienne, France, on Sept. 30. Jones has repeatedly denied a return to coaching in Japan.
Oct 31, 2023
Rugby Australia confirms Eddie Jones has quit as Wallabies coach
Jones, 63, will formally leave his position on Nov. 25, the governing body said.
Australian Trade Minister Don Farrell discussed a regional trade pact with Japan's economy minister Yasutoshi Nishimura during their meeting in Osaka on Sunday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 30, 2023
Australia reassures Japan on CPTPP and strength of relationship
Australian Trade Minister discussed a regional trade pact with Japan's economy minister during their meeting in Osaka.
Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has resigned after their dismal showing at the World Cup, but says he has no other job offer as yet.
Oct 30, 2023
Jones resigns as Wallabies coach, say Australian media reports
Jones has been linked with the head coach role of Japan, which he has denied.
The Tokai University solar car team crossed the finish line in Australia's southern city of Adelaide on Friday in fifth place in the 3,000-kilometer World Solar Challenge endurance race.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 27, 2023
Tokyo's Tokai University comes fifth in world solar car race
Innoptus won the crown for a second time with its unique rotating and retractable fin design.
U.S. President Joe Biden toasts with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese during an official state dinner at the White House in Washington on Wednesday.
Oct 26, 2023
U.S. and Australia seek military drone cooperation with Japan
The moves comes as the nations aim to maintain an edge in the face of China's growing military might.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong at the 43rd ASEAN Summit in Jakarta on Sept. 6
Oct 23, 2023
U.S. and China visits put Australian PM’s diplomatic skills to test
There has been a significant easing in tensions between Australia and China since Anthony Albanese’s election.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese in Canberra on Oct. 16
Oct 22, 2023
Australian PM to visit China in November to meet with Xi
The widely anticipated trip will be the first of its kind since 2016 and an opportunity to repair a once-frosty relationship.
A deal between Mitsubishi Electric and Australia’s Department of Defence taps the company’s know-how in electronic and optical systems.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 20, 2023
In industry first, Mitsubishi Electric secures defense deal with Australia
The deal taps the company’s know-how in electronic and optical systems.
 FBI Director Christopher Wray
WORLD / Politics
Oct 18, 2023
Five Eyes chiefs warn on China's 'theft' of intellectual property
From quantum technology and robotics to biotechnology and artificial intelligence, China was stealing secrets in various sectors, officials said.
Australia had the chance to embrace reconciliation with its First Nations peoples in the Voice referendum. Voters chose division instead.
Oct 17, 2023
Ignorance sank Australia’s Indigenous Voice referendum
Australia had the choice to embrace reconciliation with its First Nations peoples. Misinformation, dirty politics and apathy prevailed instead.
Elon Musk’s X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, is allowing child sexual exploitation material to rampantly proliferate, according to Australian regulators, the latest in a growing list of legal challenges the company is facing.
Oct 17, 2023
Australian regulators latest in series of legal woes for Musk's X
X is allowing child sexual exploitation material to rampantly proliferate across the platform, according to Australian regulators.
Smoke billows after an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Monday.
Oct 16, 2023
Japan and Australia postpone security talks amid Israel-Hamas war
Canberra has told Tokyo that it now needs to prioritize the protection of Australian citizens and consider responses to situations in the Middle East.
Supporters of the "Yes" vote listen to the results of the referendum on whether to officially recognize Australia's Indigenous peoples, at an event in Sydney on Saturday.
Oct 15, 2023
Australian Indigenous call for 'week of silence' after vote defeat
More than 60% of Australians voted "No" in the landmark referendum on Saturday in what many see as a setback for reconciliation efforts.
Voters fill out ballot papers at a polling station on Sydney's Bondi Beach on Saturday as polls open in Australia's historic Indigenous rights referendum.
Oct 14, 2023
Australian voters reject greater Indigenous rights
The result will be a setback to reconciliation efforts with Indigenous Australians and a political blow to the center-left Labor government.
A woman hands out pamphlets outside a voting center in central Sydney on Oct. 3. A coming referendum will decide whether to recognize Indigenous Australians in the Constitution.
Oct 10, 2023
Australia’s First Nations vote is coming down to love against war
Australia was founded as a federation in 1901 without formal recognition of the continent’s Indigenous peoples.
Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura (second from right) meets with Australian Trade Minister Don Farrell (left), Resources Minister Madeleine King (second from left), and Climate and Energy Minister Chris Bowen in Melbourne on Sunday.
Oct 8, 2023
Australia vows stable energy exports to Japan amid emissions cut
Australia has worked to strengthen its policies to tackle climate change, including mandating emissions cuts of 43% from 2005 levels by 2030.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese speaks during a campaign launch in Adelaide for the "yes" vote in an upcoming referendum on whether to change the country's constitution to officially recognize Indigenous peoples.
Oct 8, 2023
Australia PM ‘optimistic’ on referendum but would respect ‘no’ vote
Since the country’s federation in 1901, only eight out of 44 referendums have been successful, the most recently in 1977.
U.S. President Joe Biden (left), Prime Minister Anthony Albanese of Australia (center left), Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan (center right) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India (right) participate in a Quad Leaders' meeting on May 20 in Hiroshima.
Oct 5, 2023
U.S. deepening intelligence links across Asia to counter China
Washington has developed a set of separate but overlapping partnerships including with the "Quad” grouping of the U.S., India, Japan and Australia.
Teacher Tarna Andrews at the local school grounds, ahead of a nationwide referendum on Indigenous issues, in Areyonga, Australia
Oct 5, 2023
In Australia's outback, Indigenous proposal struggles to inspire
In just over a week, Australians will vote on a referendum on Indigenous issues. However, the very people it is designed to help know little about it.


Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores