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09
Apr
2014

Hugh White on balancing China and Japan relations during the third leg of Tony Abbott's trade trip

It’s yet to be seen whether Tony Abbott’s successful trade negotiations with Japan this week will result in China trying extra hard to woo the Australian Prime Minister.

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09
Apr
2014

Papers from After Fukushima: The Right to Know

Papers presented during the public symposium Public Information in Nuclear Disaster Response: the Need To Know' have now been published in a special issue of Asian Perspective.

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08
Apr
2014

Prime Minister's Joint Press Release with Prime Minister Abe - Japan-Australia summit meeting

Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the Prime Minister of Japan, Mr Shinzo Abe have released a joint press release after the Japan-Australia summit meeting held in Tokyo on April 7 2014.

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07
Apr
2014

East Asia Forum - Peter Drysdale on whether Abe can deliver Japan from stagnation

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s bold ‘three arrows’ strategy to lift Japan out of two decades of economic stagnation got off to a good start with the swift implementation of expansionary monetary policy and public spending. Abe’s

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01
Apr
2014

Lateline - Don Rothwell on the ICJ's whaling decision

Professor Don Rothwell has appeared on ABC's Lateline to discuss the ICJ's decision on whaling and its impact on international relations.

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31
Mar
2014

Paul Dibbs on why 2014 in Asia won’t be a repeat of Europe in 1914

The Jeremiah prophets are coming out of the woodwork to predict that there will be an outbreak of war between the major powers in Asia, just like in Europe 100 years ago.

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24
Mar
2014

Students head to Japan under New Colombo Plan

Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop has farewelled two ANU students who will study in Japan as part of the government’s New Colombo Plan.

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18
Mar
2014

Robert Cribb on paying the price for defeat

Tomoyuki Yamashita paid the ultimate price for war crimes committed by others. The former Japanese army commander was in charge of forces in the Philippines, when a month long battle in Manila towards the end of the Second World War saw a terrible bloodbath and total devastation of the city.

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18
Mar
2014

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science - Core to Core program

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) will implement a newly-revised Core-to-Core Program, comprising two components: (1) Advanced Research Networks and (2) Asia-Africa Science Platforms.

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13
Mar
2014

Ramesh Thakur on the sorry business of seeking forgiveness

Japan must shake off the ghosts of its past, if neighbours are to focus on the radically different country it is today.

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