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AUSTRALIA

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JAPAN / Politics
Jul 6, 2014
Abe may use Australia speech to push expanded defense vision
Prime minister expected to use Canberra address to outline, guage reaction to plans for a more robust military role in self-defense missions.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 27, 2014
MH370 jet passengers likely suffocated, Australia says
The passengers and crew of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 most likely died from suffocation and coasted lifelessly into the ocean on autopilot, Australian officials said Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 11, 2014
Japan, Australia discuss joint development of military technology
The foreign and defense ministers of Japan and Australia held a meeting to discuss how they will cooperate in developing defense equipment and technology.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 5, 2014
Robb confident TPP deal will be reached next year
Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb said Thursday he is confident that the Trans-Pacific Partnership will be finalized next year, according to Australian Associated Press.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 29, 2014
Tokyo, Canberra test sub fleet export waters
Japan will get the chance to pursue an unprecedented military export deal when its defense and foreign ministers meet their Australian counterparts in Tokyo next month.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
May 24, 2014
Matthew Crabbe: 'Try not to pick up any vices on the way to maturity'
What's the most exciting/outrageous thing you have ever done? Accept a job in Yucatan, Mexico, without knowing a word of Spanish.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
May 18, 2014
World Cup 2014 views from Ishikawa: USA and Australia
A Team USA fan and a Socceroo follower in Komatsu, Ishikawa Prefecture, discuss their teams' prospects in next month's FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
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ASIA PACIFIC
May 5, 2014
Australian billionaire Packer in Bondi Beach street brawl with longtime friend
Billionaire Australian gaming mogul James Packer was seen brawling on a Bondi Beach street with a fellow businessman, David Gyngell, a lifelong friend, former best man and chief executive of the Nine Entertainment Group, media reported on Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 28, 2014
Australia, Japan talk shop on arms tech
Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and Australian counterpart David Johnston agreed Monday to expand technological cooperation on defense equipment following Japan's relaxation of a decades-old arms embargo.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 19, 2014
Australian predator fierce but no Tasmanian devil
A fox-sized marsupial predator that roamed Australia from about 23 million to 12 million years ago had plenty of bite to go along with its bark. But while it was certainly fierce, it was no Tasmanian devil, Australia's famously ferocious bantamweight brute.
BUSINESS
Apr 18, 2014
FTA to let Aussie tuna, orange levies drop in stages
Japan will abolish tariffs on Australian tuna and oranges over a decade when their bilateral FTA takes effect.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Apr 18, 2014
History beckons as Japan and Australia bolster ties
History was made this month when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shook hands with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Japan's first free trade deal with a major agricultural exporter.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 12, 2014
Fading signals add urgency to search for missing Malaysian jet
The search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner resumed Saturday, five weeks after the plane disappeared from radar screens, amid fears that batteries powering signals from the black box recorder on board may have died.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 9, 2014
U.S. beef exporters disadvantaged by Aussie-Japan free trade pact
U.S. beef shipments to Japan may drop after the largest Asian buyer inked a deal with Australia to begin reducing import tariffs as early as next year, the agriculture ministry said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 8, 2014
TPP more ambitious than Japan-Australia deal: U.S. trade chief
The U.S. trade chief said Tuesday that the Trans-Pacific Partnership initiative aims at a higher level of trade liberalization than the accord reached by Japan and Australia, playing down the impact of the bilateral agreement on the broader TPP negotiations.
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 8, 2014
Costs skyrocket in search for Flight MH370
The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is on track to cost hundreds of millions of dollars, becoming the most expensive search in aviation history with 26 countries contributing planes, ships, submarines and satellites to the international effort.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / ANALYSIS
Apr 8, 2014
Australian FTA limits Obama's TPP options
The Japan-Australia free trade deal that lowers or ends tariffs on Australian beef and dairy exports to Japan and on Japanese exports of machinery, consumer electronics, auto parts and food products to Australia, now puts pressure on the United States — and President Barack Obama in particular —...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 7, 2014
Abe, Abbott reach FTA agreement
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott agreed on a free trade pact Monday in Tokyo, ending seven years of negotiations.
JAPAN
Apr 6, 2014
Bumpy road ahead to Aussie FTA
Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb said substantive issues remained in trade negotiations with Japan as the two nations rushed to conclude a free trade agreement before their prime ministers meet on Monday.
EDITORIALS
Apr 4, 2014
Opportunity to rethink whaling
The government should take the International Court of Justice's ruling against Japan's Antarctic whaling activities as a cue to work out ways to balance declining consumer demand for whale meat with the desire of some to preserve the nation's whaling tradition.

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