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AUSTRALIA

Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 16, 2015
Japan waits to see whether new Australian leader will rock the boat on defense
Japan watches anxiously after one of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's closest Asia-Pacific allies in ousted in a party leadership vote.
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 7, 2015
Nuclear waste dump is one option for Australia's faltering rust belt
South Australia, a rust belt state that's 60 percent desert, is staring into the abyss.
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 6, 2015
Australia would risk much with air raids on IS in Syria
Australia's security is best enhanced by upholding international law governing the use of military force, not by ignoring it and setting a dangerous precedent.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Sep 4, 2015
Sleep-deprived Tokyo gets an Australian wake-up with granola
Thinking about Tokyo's morning rush hour is enough to make anybody want to crawl back into bed. After working late in the office or attending an obligatory drinking party with coworkers, the last thing anyone wants to do is squeeze themselves onto a packed morning train for a somber repeat of the day...
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 2, 2015
Is it Australian Border Security Force or farce?
An operation by the Australian Border Force to check visas on the streets of Melbourne is met with scorn by a public with no interest in accepting 'fascist nonsense.'
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 2, 2015
Australia's secretive refugee camps hampered by ethical investors
Investors in the company that runs Australia's secretive refugee camps are starting to flex their muscles in a way that may achieve what refugee advocates and politicians have failed to for years — greater transparency and oversight.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 1, 2015
Japan's poor submarine pitch deters Australian industry
The Japanese consortium eyeing a contract to build submarines for Australia irked local suppliers by failing to share key information.
JAPAN
Aug 26, 2015
Japan stumbles in effort to woo Australia over submarine contract
Japan's effort to charm Australian politicians and the public over its bid for a 50 billion Australian dollars (¥426 billion) submarine project appeared to stumble Wednesday, with officials from Tokyo resisting pressure to commit to building the vessels in Australia.
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 26, 2015
India, Australia to hold naval drills with eye on China
India and Australia will hold their first ever joint naval drills next month, as the two countries seek to deepen defense ties and counter China's growing sway in the Indian Ocean.
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Aug 23, 2015
MH370 civil investigators fear criminal probes could hurt efforts to make flying safer
Air crash investigators risk being sidelined in a tussle to unlock the secrets of lost Flight MH370, fueling concerns that their role in making flying safer could be diminished.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 20, 2015
Trilateral approach comes to the fore in Asia
New configurations in Asian geopolitics are emerging thick and fast, including an initiative involving India, Japan and Australia.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 7, 2015
Yet again, Tony Abbott shows he’s out of touch
A successful leader most needs sound judgment. Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott singularly lacks this quality.
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 4, 2015
Abbott earmarks billions for domestic shipbuilding as overseas sub deal looms
Canberra will spend 89 billion Australian dollars ($64.9 billion) on ships and submarines for its navy over the next 20 years, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Tuesday, A$40 billion of which has been earmarked to build surface ships domestically.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 3, 2015
Plane debris raises MH370 families' hopes, without resolution
Ever since a part from a Boeing Co. 777 was found on Reunion island last week, Grace Subithirai Nathan has been exchanging online messages through the night with loved ones of those on board Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 31, 2015
At long last, the U.S. understands Vietnam
Finally U.S. and Australian policymakers are realizing what they should have known all along — that they can take advantage of Hanoi's traditional dislike of China to counter what they see as Beijing's expansionist threat in the East and South China Seas.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 31, 2015
Earth believed protected by magnetic field starting much earlier than previously thought
Earth's magnetic field has been a life preserver, protecting against relentless solar winds, streams of charged particles rushing from the sun, that otherwise could strip away the planet's atmosphere and water.
LIFE / Language / COMMUNICATION CUES
Jul 27, 2015
Skinny jeans may cause 'fashion victims'
Squatting in super-tight 'skinny' jeans may pose a health risk, Australian doctors warn, reporting the case of a woman who temporarily lost feeling in her legs from an hours-long squeeze.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 24, 2015
Japan seen seeking U.K. help to best German bid for Aussie sub deal
A Japanese government team is in talks with at least two top British firms to help a Japanese consortium land one of the world's most lucrative defense contracts, sources in Tokyo said, a $50 billion project to build submarines for Australia.
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 20, 2015
First asylum-seekers' boat in two years seen off Australia's west coast
A small vessel believed to be carrying asylum seekers was seen off Australia's remote west coast Monday, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. (ABC) reported, the first sighting of a boat carrying would-be refugees close to shore in two years.
JAPAN
Jul 20, 2015
China gets box seat as SDF joins U.S. Marines, Aussies in storming beach Down Under
Inflatable boats crammed with camouflaged soldiers power onto a remote beach crawling with Australian, U.S. and Japanese commandos — watched by officers from China.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world