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AUSTRALIA

From left: Australian Defence Minister Richard Marles, Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin hold a news conference in Brisbane on Saturday.
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 29, 2023
U.S. to expand military footprint in Australia
Changes include frequent visits of U.S. submarines to Australia, rotation of U.S. Army watercraft and collaborating on guided missile production.
Australia captain Sam Kerr has been sidelined by a calf injury during the Women's World Cup.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Jul 28, 2023
Australia has no guarantee Sam Kerr will be healthy enough to face Canada
Kerr has been sidelined with a calf injury during the Women's World Cup.
Australia's Cameron McEvoy (right) and France's Florent Manaudou compete in the men's 50-meter freestyle heats during the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka on Friday.
MORE SPORTS
Jul 28, 2023
Cameron McEvoy hails dawning of new golden era of Australian swimming
McEvoy said this year's "exceptional" vintage was on par with the best the country had ever produced.
People gather in the center of the capital city of Thimphu, Bhutan, in December 2017.
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 28, 2023
Bhutan's employment woes drive exodus to Australia
Student migration to Australia from Bhutan has soared, with over 12,000 long-term arrivals moving there in the 11 months to May alone.
New Zealand's Hannah Wilkinson celebrates after her teams victory over Norway at the Women's World Cup in Auckland on Thursday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Jul 21, 2023
Australia and New Zealand get Women's World Cup off to rousing start with wins in front of record crowds
Australia and New Zealand earned slim victories at home to kick off the Women's World Cup.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 22, 2023
Japan fires Type-12 anti-ship missile for first time in Australia
The live-firing was part of joint anti-ship drills presumably held with China in mind, as Japan, the U.S. and Australia look to keep opposing naval forces at bay.
Japan Times
SOCCER / Women's World Cup
Jul 21, 2023
Australia and New Zealand get Women's World Cup off to rousing start with wins in front of record crowds
Australia and New Zealand earned slim victories at home to kick off the Women's World Cup.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Jul 18, 2023
Next Commonwealth Games host pulls out over cost concerns
The Australian Olympic Committee, which had spoken of the 2026 Games as a 'runway' for hosting the 2032 Brisbane Olympics, said it was 'an enormous disappointment' for the athletes.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 14, 2023
Anthony Albanese’s ‘Voice’ speaks to Australian guilt, not to its better angels
Australians debate the pros and cons of a constitutional amendment that aims to give special rights and representation to the nation's Indigenous people.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS / Cricket
Jul 10, 2023
Australia captain Pat Cummins refuses to guarantee David Warner's place at Ashes
Australia captain Pat Cummins insisted all options remained open as he refused to rule out dropping struggling opener David Warner for the finale of the Ashes series.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS / Cricket
Jul 6, 2023
Australian brewery to ship 'England Bitter' beer to rivals after Ashes defeat
Even Australia's and England's prime ministers have traded barbs over wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow's controversial dismissal at Lord's during the second test.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS / Cricket
Jul 5, 2023
Jonny Bairstow row casts shadow over third Ashes test
Only an Australia side inspired by batting great Don Bradman have come from 2-0 down to win a test series, taking the 1936-37 Ashes 3-2.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jul 2, 2023
'Treasure of Japan' tea master spreads matcha and peace in Australia
Sen Genshitsu was awarded Japan's Prime Minister's Award in April for his contribution to peace diplomacy and promoting Japanese culture.
Japan Times
SOCCER / Women's World Cup
Jun 26, 2023
Women's World Cup fever builds in Sydney
Thousands of soccer fans marched over the Sydney Harbor Bridge on Sunday to mark 25 days before the Women's World Cup starts in Australia and New Zealand.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Jun 23, 2023
France's Victor Wembanyama could be coming to Japan for World Cup warmup game
Tokyo Olympics men's basketball silver medalist France and bronze medalist Australia will play an exhibition game in Tokyo on Aug. 20, the Japan Basketball Association said Friday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 22, 2023
Australia gives Twitter 28 days to clean up 'toxicity and hate'
E-safety commissioner Julie Inman Grant — a former Twitter employee — says the platform is now responsible for one-in-three complaints about online hate speech reported in Australia.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 21, 2023
Australia pressured to use Russia war windfall to help Ukraine
Australia is among the smallest contributors to Ukraine despite being a major indirect economic beneficiary of the war.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 20, 2023
America must get out of the way if AUKUS is to succeed
The International Traffic in Arms Regulations regime, rules that govern U.S. trade in weapons and defense products, impacts all cooperation envisioned under AUKUS.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 19, 2023
Sexual assault claims cast light on Australia's macho politics
The macho nature of Australian politics was highlighted in late 2021 when a scathing review found Parliament House rife with heavy drinking, bullying and sexual harassment.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 16, 2023
What a smoky U.S. can learn from past climate denialism in Australia
National disasters, such as the bush fires in Australia and now Canada and the U.S., can sway voters — but the shift is often only slight.

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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