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WORLD
Oct 3, 2014
Australia to probe sex abuse claims at refugee center on Nauru
Australia will investigate sexual abuse claims at its refugee detention center on Nauru, the government said on Friday, while removing 10 aid workers from the South Pacific island following reports of coaching detainees to commit self-harm protests.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 25, 2014
Japan, Australia leaders agree to speed up work on defense cooperation pact
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Australian counterpart have agreed to speed up work on a new defense pact that would facilitate joint exercises and deployments.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 11, 2014
Abe's astute Aussie diplomacy needs to be repeated in Asia
The recent joint declaration by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Australian counterpart, Tony Abbott, affirms that both countries have made great strides toward realizing a late 19th-century dream of closer ties.
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 11, 2014
Canberra buries its nuclear angst about Delhi
Australia and India bury a number of past differences by signing the long-awaited agreement on civil nuclear cooperation. It will entitle India to buy uranium from Australia.
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 9, 2014
Australia urges Japan to further lower beef tariffs in TPP
Australia is urging Japan to further lower its tariffs on beef under the Trans-Pacific Partnership after Tokyo agreed to substantially cut them under a two-way free trade deal struck in April, negotiation sources said Tuesday.
BUSINESS
Sep 9, 2014
Australia urges Japan to further cut beef duty in Pacific trade talks
Australia is urging Japan to further lower its tariffs on beef under a Pacific Rim free-trade initiative after Tokyo has agreed to substantially cut them under a two-way free-trade deal struck in April, negotiation sources said Tuesday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 7, 2014
Grieving Chinese familes of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 face police violence
Six months after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing, relatives of the victims, desperate for any hint of what happened, say Chinese authorities have become openly hostile toward them.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 2, 2014
Australia leaning toward buying Japan subs to upgrade fleet
Japan and Australia are leaning toward a multibillion-dollar sale by Tokyo of a fleet of stealth submarines to Canberra's military, in a move that could rile an increasingly assertive China, people familiar with the talks said.
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 1, 2014
Aussie uranium for India
The journey to the point where Australia has agreed to sell uranium to India has been tortuous, and the controversy is unlikely to fade anytime soon.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Aug 30, 2014
Australia seeks Thai help for Aussie couples, surrogate babies
Australia urged Thailand on Friday to allow Australian couples with babies born by Thai surrogate mothers to return home with their children following a crackdown on commercial surrogacy that has left many couples in limbo.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 24, 2014
Former Prime Minister Kan urges Australia to stop exporting uranium
Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan has urged Australia to help wean the world off uranium instead of increasing its already considerable exports of the radioactive metal, local media reported over the weekend.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Aug 21, 2014
Ballet's dance with the avant-garde
On May 29, 1913, the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris witnessed what has become a tale of artistic scandal re-told and exaggerated to almost mythic proportions. It is said that just seconds after the stage curtain was raised, the Ballet Russes' performance of Igor Stravinksy's "The Rite of Spring"...
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 19, 2014
Chugoku Electric to buy into Australian coal mine
Chugoku Electric Power Co. said Monday it will acquire a 10 percent interest in an Australian coal mine owned by a Japanese oil refiner to secure a stable source of fuel for its power plants.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Aug 19, 2014
Australian town commemorates 1944 POW camp breakout
As dozens of spectators looked on at 2 a.m. on Aug. 5, three flares lit up the night sky over this small rural community in New South Wales, Australia, almost the exact time three shots rang out on the very same day 70 years before.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 18, 2014
Australia should take lead on global no-first-use convention
There are good reasons why Australia is a credible candidate for leading the push for a global convention to enshrine a universal no-first-use policy for nuclear weapons.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 3, 2014
Sudden switchbacks mark Canberra's ties with Tokyo
The Japan-Australia relationship is an odd one. Both are fairly loveless in Asia, and Australia has this ability to switch suddenly from an anti-Japan to an anti-China attitude of suspicion.
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 21, 2014
Australia flirts with messed-up American dream
It was fascinating to hear American economist Joseph Stiglitz take on Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott for trafficking in the same economic ideologies threatening to turn the American dream into a nightmare of permanent haves and have-nots.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 8, 2014
China cautions Japan, Australia against threats to regional stability
China said it welcomes trade and defense pacts signed Tuesday by Japan and Australia but warned the security partnership between Tokyo and Canberra must not harm security in the Asia-Pacific region.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 8, 2014
Japan, Australia OK free trade, defense deals
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Australian counterpart, Tony Abbott, signed bilateral accords to boost free trade and cooperation on defense equipment and technology research and development, during summit talks in the Australian capital Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / OUR MAN IN TOKYO
Jul 8, 2014
Aussie envoy a student of Japan
Bruce Miller, Australia's ambassador to Japan since August 2011, has been interested in Japan since he was a boy of 11.

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