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News Archive (2015)


Prime Minister - Address to Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan: Japan-Australia Summit Meeting

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Prime Minister - Prime Minister Abe and Prime Minister Turnbull Joint Statement

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Prime Minister to visit Japan

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will travel to Tokyo on his first trip to North Asia as Prime Minister on 18 December.
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Prime Minister - National Innovation and Science Agenda

The Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda will help to create a modern, dynamic, 21st century economy for Australia.

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Japan to welcome 12 New Colombo Plan Scholars in 2016

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Joint communique - Sixth Japan-Australia 2+2 Foreign and Defence Ministerial Consultations

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Important message for clients applying for Citizenship by Descent before the Christmas and New Year’s holidays

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Australia-Japan Foreign and Defence Ministerial 2+2 Meeting

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North Asia visit to strengthen agricultural relationships following FTAs

The Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, has commenced a five-day visit to China, Korea and Japan today to discuss the potential for stronger trade relationships made possible through the free trade agreements reached with North Asia’s three major economies. Read more

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop: Australian Institute of International Affairs National Conference

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APEC Energy Ministers to pursue regional opportunities

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Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact to drive jobs, growth and innovation for Australia

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Remembrance Day

The Tokyo district Remembrance Ceremony will be held on Wednesday 11th November 2015. Click here for details.

Australia welcomes Japan's security reforms

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Canning by-election 2015

A by-election for the federal electoral Division of Canning in Western Australia will be held on Saturday 19 September 2015. For more information, please refer to the Smartraller website.

Australian Rugby Foundation Launch in Japan

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Speech by Elizabeth Broderick Sex Discrimination Commissioner Australian Human Rights Commission: A retrospective on Commissioner Broderick’s eight year tenure as Sex Discrimination Commissioner

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Minister Cash to attend WAW15 Conference in Tokyo

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Japanese Prime Minister Abe's statement commemorating the end of WWII

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New Colombo Plan 2016 mobility grants announced

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New Colombo Plan business programs launched

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Minister for Defence – Joint Statement: Japan-US-Australia Defense Ministers Meeting

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Meeting between Japanese and Australian Foreign Ministers

Minister for Foreign Affairs the Hon. Julie Bishop MP met with the Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida at the Seventh Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM7).

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Strategic direction of the Future Submarine Program

The Australian Government will announce the acquisition strategy for the Future Submarine Program today, setting out further details of the competitive evaluation process that will be undertaken by the Department of Defence.

Read more: Strategic direction of the Future Submarine Program

Anzac Day Memorial Service

The ANZAC Day commemorations this year are being hosted by the Australian Embassy. A ceremony will be held at the Hodogaya Commonwealth War Cemetery in Yokohama on Saturday 25 April, starting at 9:00am. It will involve a small service and wreath laying ceremony at both the Australian and New Zealand / Canadian sections of the cemetery.

Read more: Anzac Day Memorial Service – Commonwealth War Cemetery, Yokohama Hodogaya.

Statement on Murder of Kenji Goto

Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott MP, released a statement condemning the apparent murder of Kenji Goto and commending Prime Minister Abe’s resolve, including Japan’s decision to continue to expand humanitarian assistance.

Read more: Media Release – Murder of Kenji Goto.

Statement on Japanese hostages

Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott MP, spoke with Prime Minister Abe to convey Australia’s solidarity and support for Japan.

Read more: Media Release – Japanese hostages.

JAEPA enters into force

The landmark Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) enters into force on 15 January 2015.

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7 days until AFC Asian Football Cup kicks off

Fifteen nations will join together with Australia’s Socceroos for the AFC Asian Football 2015 when it kicks off on 9 January in Melbourne.

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