Tag - australia



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.
Sep 11, 2013
Big change down under
After the U.S., Australia is Japan's closest security partner. It is hoped that Japan and Australia under Tony Abbott and his new government will deepen their relationship.
Sep 3, 2013
Sexism, Jagger, Seinfeld color Oz election farce
Australia's current election campaign is proof that former Prime Minister Julia Gillard wasn't dispatched for her performance.
Aug 24, 2013
Australian coalition ahead of Labor: poll
Australia's opposition Liberal-National coalition has widened its lead over the Labor government in an opinion poll, signaling leader Tony Abbott may replace Kevin Rudd as prime minister after the Sept. 7 election.
Japan Times
Aug 21, 2013
Murder charges for 'bored' teens who shot Australian
Washington AFP-JIJI
Aug 20, 2013
The problem with Australia's refugee problem
Compared with any other English-speaking people, a great many Australians are openly racist. That's why 'boat people' these days are settled in Papua New Guinea.
Aug 19, 2013
‘Halfies’ and hapa the norm elsewhere
Hapa haole celebrated in Hawaii
Aug 17, 2013
Rudd's Labor may lose seven marginal seats
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is on the brink of defeat in next month's national elections, with a poll indicating that his ruling Labor Party will lose seven of the eight most marginal electorates.
Aug 16, 2013
'Happy go lucky' Australia now adrift in Asia
Australians used to call themselves 'the lucky country,' but today's mineral wealth seems to have created a nation prone to flip-flop foreign policies and crazy economic strategies.
Japan Times
Aug 10, 2013
Aussie opposition regains poll lead
Australia's opposition has regained the lead over Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's government, with 52 percent of respondents in an opinion poll published Saturday saying they will support the coalition in the Sept. 7 national election.
Japan Times
Jul 25, 2013
Osako bags pair as Japan edges Australia
Yuya Osako scored twice and Manabu Saito also opened his national team account as Japan beat Australia 3-2 in its second match at the East Asian Cup on Thursday night.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 5, 2013
Japan becomes first to qualify for World Cup after Honda equalizer
Keisuke Honda scores a dramatic injury-time penalty to book Japan's place at the 2014 World Cup after a breathless 1-1 draw with Australia on Tuesday night.
Japan Times
Jun 2, 2013
Cahill says Australia to play physical
Australia midfielder Tim Cahill has warned Japan to expect a bruising physical encounter in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier if the Socceroos find themselves needing a goal to keep their hopes of reaching Brazil alive.
May 2, 2013
Australia, Indonesia moving as close as perceptions allow
Irritants in Australia-Indonesia ties stem from popular Australian misperceptions about the changes in Indonesia and political condescension by some leaders.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 27, 2013
Gene-sequencing breakthrough may save koalas
Last year the koala, Australia's iconic marsupial, was officially listed as a threatened species in large parts of the country following two decades of devastating population losses.
Japan Times
Apr 25, 2013
Last Aussie POW to survive A-bomb seeks health-care certificate
A former Australian prisoner of war, who survived the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki will apply for a special hibakusha health-care certificate so he can receive medical allowances from Japan, a group supporting overseas A-bomb survivors said Wednesday.
Apr 13, 2013
Australia welcomes ICJ hearings in case to halt Japanese whaling
Canberra on Friday welcomed the International Court of Justice's decision Thursday to schedule three weeks of public hearings in The Hague from June 26 on Australia's case against Japan's so-called research whaling.
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 8, 2013
Japan, Australia achieve FTA breakthrough on farm products
Japan and Australia reach a broad agreement on trading farm products, clearing a major hurdle in their pursuit of a bilateral free-trade agreement.
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 5, 2013
Australia wants tariffs on Japanese cars to linger
Australia has demanded it be allowed to keep its 5 percent tariff on Japanese car imports in place in bilateral free-trade negotiations with Japan.


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