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12
Nov
2013

ANU-Japan collaboration - Flying the Stromlo flag in space

A flag commemorating the Centenary of Mount Stromlo Observatory and the Centenary of Canberra has been flown into orbit on board the Soyuz spacecraft in the personal effects of Japanese astronaut Dr Koichi Wakata.

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08
Nov
2013

Des Ball and Keiko Tamura on David Sissons and breaking the code

Long before the NSA was reading our email and listening in on our phone calls, there was D Special Section – a crack team of code-breakers who helped turn the tide in the Second World War by listening in on Japanese diplomatic cables.

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08
Nov
2013

Japan Update 2013 - Foreign Minister's conference dinner address

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP gave the conference dinner address at the inaugural Japan Update. This address and photos from the conference dinner are now available online.

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07
Nov
2013

Japan Update 2013 - Koichi Nakano featured in AFR article

Japanese academic Koichi Nakano says the number that anyone interested in Japan should know is 16 per cent.

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06
Nov
2013

Japan Update 2013 economic keynote speech features in AFR, Business Spectator

The Australian Financial Review and Business Spectator have covered the Japan Update economic keynote speech given by Professor Masaaki Shirakawa at the 2013 Japan Update.

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06
Nov
2013

Masaaki Shirakawa - abridged speech from Japan Update 2013

Japan must come to grips with its ageing population and enhance productivity, writes Masaaki Shirakawa.

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05
Nov
2013

Alexia Fuller on thinking outside the (lunch)box

The joy of sharing a bite to eat with fellow exchange students while studying in Japan gave new meaning to the phrase food for thought for ANU undergraduate, Alexia Fuller.

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01
Nov
2013

Video - Desmond Ball and Keiko Tamura on cracking the code

Desmond Ball and Keiko Tamura on their newly released book, Breaking Japanese Diplomatic Codes

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30
Oct
2013

Iain Henry on not doubling down on the Senkakus

PhD candidate at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre in the School of International and Political Change has writtenon America's alliance and its strategies in the Senkaku dispute on the The National Interest blog.  

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24
Oct
2013

Za Kabuki - An evening of flashing swords and cross dressing

The world’s longest running classical Japanese dance and drama troupe outside of the East Asian nation will take to the stage at ANU this Thursday and Friday.

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