Griffith launches APEC Study Centre

Group shot in front of pull-up banners.
Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
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An Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Centre has been launched at Griffith University. Professor of Economics Tony Makin is the inaugural director of the new centre which is part of the Griffith Asia Institute and which joins a network of centres established across the Asia-Pacific region following a decision by APEC leaders in 1993. Researchers based […]

Japan, Russia agree to boost military cooperation

Griffith Asia Institute
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After the end of their first high-level defence and diplomatic talks, Japan and Russia have agreed to step up security cooperation and to hold joint military and anti-piracy exercises. Japan, Russia agree to boost military cooperation.  The move comes amid growing concern over North Korea and Japan’s worsening relations with China.  Yet Japan and Russia […]

Japan’s Nuclear Safety Record Criticised by Regulator

Griffith Asia Institute
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Japan’s nuclear watchdog has refused to give the go-ahead to commission an experimental fast-breeder reactor due to safety concerns. The Monju reactor in the Fukui prefecture has been closed for almost two decades after a leak and a fire in 1995. The head of the Nuclear Regulation Authority has blasted Monju’s operator for its lack […]