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AUSTRALIA

Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 30, 2014
Finding MH370 may take years: U.S. Navy
The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 could take years, a U.S. Naval Officer suggested on Sunday, as search and rescue officials raced to locate the plane's black box recorder days before its batteries are set to die.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 29, 2014
Rivalries hamper hunt for jet
The search for Flight MH370, the Malaysia Airlines plane that vanished over the South China Sea on March 8, has involved more than two dozen countries and 60 aircraft and ships, but it has also been bedeviled by regional rivalries.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 28, 2014
Malaysian jet search resumes, U.S. sends second Poseidon plane
An air search of the remote southern Indian Ocean resumed Friday, seeking to confirm if hundreds of objects spotted by satellites are debris from a Malaysian jetliner presumed to have crashed almost three weeks ago with the loss of all on board.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 27, 2014
Murdoch sets up sons to take top roles in media empire
Rupert Murdoch has returned eldest son Lachlan to the leadership of his media empire while promoting younger son James, paving the way for the 83-year-old tycoon to pass the reins to the family's next generation.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 27, 2014
Planes, ships race to beat bad weather in search for Malaysian jet
Aircraft and ships scouring the southern Indian Ocean for wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 were racing to beat bad weather Thursday and reach an area where new satellite images showed what could be a field of debris.
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BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 26, 2014
Japan and Australia fail to agree on tariffs in FTA talks
Japan and Australia failed to reach an agreement over cutting tariffs on farm products during ministerial talks Wednesday in Tokyo and could only confirm they will continue the negotiations.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Mar 15, 2014
'Be the best you can, don't waste a minute'
Be committed, be focused and be the best you can. Don't waste a minute.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Mar 7, 2014
Early joys, trials put potter on path to the simple life
Growing up with severe asthma, Australian Euan Craig was acutely aware of the fragility of life from an early age.
COMMUNITY / Voices / OVERHEARD
Mar 1, 2014
Cheap digs
Australian student #1: This ski holiday would have been a lot cheaper if I had brought my girlfriend.
BUSINESS
Feb 25, 2014
Australia looks to conclude FTA with Japan in April
Australia's trade minister said he's ready to strike a free trade deal with Japan in April when Prime Minister Tony Abbott is expected to visit Tokyo, according to a Liberal Democratic Party member active in trade matters.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 11, 2014
Toyota plant closures put paid to Aussie industry
Toyota Motor Corp. will stop building cars in Australia in 2017, spelling the end of the local industry after Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. announced last year they also plan to pull out.
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 30, 2014
Concerns of G-20 leadership
Having assumed the presidency of the Group of 20 nations, Australia should identify one core concern for each summit beyond economic matters.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 2, 2014
Mitsubishi, Mitsui pull out of deal to buy Aussie LNG
Mitsubishi Corp. and Mitsui & Co. have withdrawn from an agreement to buy liquefied natural gas from Woodside Petroleum Ltd.'s Browse venture in Australia after delays to the project.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 29, 2013
Aussie LNG an energy lifeline — for now
With its nuclear power plants mostly idled since the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, Japan continues its quest to increase imports of liquefied natural gas, especially from Australia.
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WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 14, 2013
Oldest complete fossil discovered
What may be the oldest complete fossil on Earth paints a smelly but colorful picture of our microbial ancestors from nearly 3.5 billion years ago.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 13, 2013
Australia's ex-leader Rudd announces retirement from politics
Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced Wednesday his retirement from politics.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Oct 30, 2013
Australia's 'plain packaging' stubs out cigarette branding, prompts backlash
Marlboro cigarettes' red-and-white box and distinct typeface created one of the world's most powerful brands — by some estimates, one of the 10 most recognized consumer products.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 25, 2013
Pro-Japan Australia vs. China
Australia's foreign policies are a puzzle. It depends on China to take 35 percent of its exports. Yet its government now wants to cooperate with Japan and U.S. in their anti-China policies.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 25, 2013
Pro-Japan Australia vs. China
Australia's foreign policies are a puzzle. It depends on China to take 35 percent of its exports. Yet its government now wants to cooperate with Japan and U.S. in their anti-China policies.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 15, 2013
Japan to remain Australia's 'best friend in Asia,' new foreign minister says
Australia's new government will strive to keep Japan as its "closest partner" in Asia while maintaining trade relations with China, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Tuesday on her first visit to Tokyo in her new post.

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