Tag - australia



Japan Times
Mar 8, 2015
Abducted by aliens? Stolen by Russians? MH370 theories abound
One year on from the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, an extraordinary amount of key data remains unknown — fueling conspiracy theories and heated online debate about one of aviation's biggest mysteries.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Feb 26, 2015
Abbott strikes conciliatory note with Widodo over Indonesia executions
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott struck a conciliatory tone on Thursday after speaking with Indonesian President Joko Widodo about the looming execution of two convicted Australian drug traffickers.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Feb 24, 2015
Indonesian president says no delay to executions despite mercy pleas
Indonesia's president said on Tuesday the planned execution of 11 convicts on death row, most on drugs charges, would not be delayed. He warned foreign countries not to intervene in Jakarta's right to use capital punishment.
Japan Times
Feb 22, 2015
Sydney siege report signals tighter immigration curbs
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott foreshadowed tighter immigration controls on Sunday when he released the first report into a siege last December in Sydney's Lindt cafe, in which two hostages and the gunman were killed.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 20, 2015
LDP, Komeito split on SDF's overseas role
The Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner Komeito remained far apart Friday over how far to expand the Self-Defense Forces' overseas activities in line with the Abe administration's controversial reinterpretation of the pacifist Constitution last summer.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 20, 2015
Australia invites Japan, as well as German and France, to bid for huge submarine project
Australia is inviting Japan, Germany and France to head construction of a $39 billion submarine fleet in the largest defense procurement program in the nation's history.
Feb 13, 2015
Uranium-rich Australia puts its nuclear taboo under review
While Australia is home to the world's largest uranium reserves, it has never had a nuclear power plant. Now, amid growing concerns over climate change, the government is weighing whether to reverse its long-held ban.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Feb 12, 2015
Australia seeks last-ditch deal to save pair from execution in Indonesia
Australia is pursuing a last-ditch deal with Indonesia to save two of its citizens from imminent execution on drugs charges, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Thursday, in a case that threatens to strain already fragile relations.
Feb 11, 2015
Has Australia caught the revolving leader bug?
With three prime ministers in the past two years and maybe a fourth before long, has Australia caught the dreaded Japanese disease of revolving leaders?
Japan Times
Feb 11, 2015
U.S. looking to bolster naval presence in Australia: official
The U.S. is in talks with Australia about "basing" navy vessels in facilities on the shores of its main South Pacific ally, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert said, a move that would risk inflaming tensions with China.
Feb 10, 2015
Australia sub deal puts Abe in precarious position
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott survived a leadership challenge on Monday, but his last-minute pledge to allow an open tender on the construction of new submarines poses a challenge to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who must weigh the political risks of becoming more public about his ambition to tap...
Japan Times
Feb 9, 2015
Abbott pledge puts Japanese submarine deal in doubt
Officials in Australia and Japan on Monday expressed skepticism and confusion over a pledge by Prime Minister Tony Abbott to give an Australian state-owned shipbuilder the option to tender for a major submarine contract, heightening the uncertainty around the project.
Japan Times
Feb 8, 2015
Australian wind farms face $13 billion wipeout from political impasse
Australia faces an exodus of 17 billion Australian dollars ($13.3 billion) in investment from its wind-farm industry because of a political deadlock, threatening to deal the country a major economic blow and kill hopes of meeting a self-imposed clean energy target.
Japan Times
Feb 8, 2015
Is Australia ready to import Japan’s revolving-door-style politics?
Australian politics has worked itself into a frenzy. Prime Minister Tony Abbott, after ridiculing the previous Labor government for its public infighting, faces a leadership challenge from inside his own Liberal Party.
Japan Times
Feb 1, 2015
Australian state election bodes ill for Abbott government
Australia's opposition Labor party pulled off a huge electoral turnaround in a key state on Saturday, positioning it to oust the ruling Liberal-National Party in a voter backlash that threatens the future of Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jan 22, 2015
Spectacular Cahill kicks Australia past China
Tim Cahill came to Australia's rescue again on Thursday, scoring two goals, one of them among the most spectacular ever seen at an Asian Cup, to lead the host-nation into the semifinals.
Japan Times
Jan 18, 2015
Stealth tech no given in Japanese sub deal
Retired Vice Admiral Masao Kobayashi commanded Japan's submarine fleet from 2007 to 2009. In a recent interview in Tokyo with The Japan Times, when asked to explain one of the country's most tightly guarded military secrets, he seemed reflective.
Japan Times
Jan 18, 2015
S. Korea scores surprise victory over Australia in Asian Cup
South Korea upset Australia 1-0 at the Asian Cup on Saturday to top the Group A standings and secure a potentially easier path to the final while leaving the host nation facing a treacherous route.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Dec 21, 2014
Abbott drops defense minister during Cabinet reshuffle
Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews will replace David Johnston as defense minister as he announced his first changes to the Cabinet. Josh Frydenberg becomes assistant treasurer, replacing Arthur Sinodinos, who stepped down last week.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Dec 19, 2014
Australia gingerly mulls Japanese submarine offer
Australia is considering buying top-secret technology from Japan to build a fleet of next-generation submarines, a move that would risk reigniting diplomatic tensions with China that have only recently died down.


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