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AUSTRALIA

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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 18, 2014
Japan and Australia to provide F-35 fighter maintenance
The United States Defense Department has chosen Japan and Australia to be its maintenance hubs for F-35 stealth fighter jets in the Asia-Pacific region, the Defense Ministry said Thursday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 16, 2014
'Lone wolf' Australian hostage-taker had violent, unsettled past
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WORLD
Dec 16, 2014
Police storm Sydney cafe to end hostage siege; gunman, two others dead
Heavily armed Australian police stormed a Sydney cafe on Tuesday and freed a number of hostages being held there at gunpoint, in a dramatic end to a 16-hour siege in which three people were killed and four wounded.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 13, 2014
Australia looking less prepared for future
As economists debate whether Shinzo Abe can end Japan's long funk, some wonder if another wealthy, seemingly world-beating economy isn't headed for its own lost decade: Australia.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Dec 12, 2014
Hunting for pictures, and crocodiles, in remote Aboriginal country
We are deep in a forest crowded by Australian paperback trees, the air thick with humidity but eerily silent save for the screeching of tropical birds, when Marcus shouts: "Look, crocodiles!"
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 4, 2014
'Blackmail' economic model
Remember the 'Cry for Argentina' catch-call among rationalists decrying government intervention in the economy. Now it is 'Cry for Australia' and the dozens of other nations crucified on the cross of unrestricted free trade.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 2, 2014
Japan gains traction as builder of new Australia subs
Australia will not hold an open tender to replace its aging Collins-class submarines, government officials say, a decision that bolsters Japan's position as the likely builder of the new multibillion-dollar fleet.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / ANALYSIS
Dec 2, 2014
Economy woes may mean Abbott won't last full term
Prime Minister Tony Abbott is nearing the end of his first full year in office hobbled by missteps and a souring economy that have plunged his approval ratings to historic lows, increasing speculation he may not survive to a second term.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 26, 2014
Aussie official backpedals on foreign subs
Australia's defense minister apologized on Wednesday after saying he would not trust the government-owned submarine firm "to build a canoe," comments that fueled expectations that most work in a program costing 40 billion Australian dollars ($34 billion) will go offshore.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 24, 2014
Narendra Modi takes India's mojo to Australia
The process of Australia being drawn toward Asia is one in which a more ambitious India now looks set to play a much bigger part.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Nov 22, 2014
Blood & Guts
"Blood & Guts" by Australian journalist Sam Vincent is a behind-the-scenes investigation into whaling and a tale of two countries. Australia is on one side, united in its love of whales and its condemnation of Japan, which has refused to stop killing whales in the Antarctic despite (or perhaps in...
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JAPAN
Nov 19, 2014
Australia wants new submarines to use Japan's lithium ion propulsion system
Australia wants a new Japanese propulsion system for its next generation of submarines, government officials with direct knowledge of the matter said, bolstering Tokyo's position as the likely builder of the multibillion-dollar fleet.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Nov 18, 2014
Japan scores two second-half goals in triumph over Australia
Japan underlined its Asian Cup title credentials as the defending champion registered a 2-1 win over Australia in the final warm-up for both teams ahead of the continental championship to be held Down Under in January.
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BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 17, 2014
Australia, China sign landmark free trade deal
China and Australia on Monday signed a declaration of intent on a landmark free trade deal more than a decade in the making, opening up markets worth billions to Australia and loosening restrictions on Chinese investment.
JAPAN
Oct 23, 2014
Australia accepts Eiken certificate as proof of English ability
Holders of an Eiken English language certificate can now apply for admission to hundreds of high schools across Australia.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 21, 2014
Gough Whitlam, former Australian prime minister, dies at 98
Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam, who died on Tuesday at the age of 98, was one of his country's most revolutionary yet divisive statesmen, forging ties with China but triggering a constitutional crisis that split the country.
WORLD
Oct 17, 2014
Australian gets spider removed from stomach
An Australian man had a spider removed from his stomach after it burrowed into his body and survived there for three days before being removed.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 16, 2014
Japanese, Aussie defense chiefs hold powwow on cooperation
Defense Minister Akinori Eto and visiting Australian counterpart David Johnston agreed Thursday to advance cooperation measures based on a joint statement their countries' leaders made in July.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Oct 8, 2014
Australian PM orders crackdown on visas for radical Islamist preachers
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday that he was ordering a crackdown to prevent radical Islamist preachers entering the country, amidst rising tension with the Muslim community following a series of security-related raids.

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan