Turnbull’s Tokyo visit draws Australia and Japan's defence forces closer
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You could almost see the proliferation of wine memes as a new way for people to have a voice. It is obvious from the women tagging other women -- friends, colleagues, family -- that it's a way to connect, a way to say "I miss you" or "let's hang out" or "remember when we had that awesome night". And if it's about that, why let wine take all the credit? Yes, it was there at the time -- and perhaps lowered your inhibitions enough so that you could have deep and meaningful conversations with friends.
But so was music, and probably French onion dip, and likely some kind of couch -- and we don't make couch memes. As we know, wine by itself, in bad company, is just wine. It is the people behind the experiences that are a make or break.
Wine memes disturb me because they glorify wine.
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Wine is just a bunch of off-grapes that cause our brains to release chemicals which turn wine into something that we worship, think about, talk about. Wine has become the focus, not the friendships behind it.
Our drinking culture is shifting away from drinking to excess, but one group that is actually increasing its alcohol consumption is women between the ages of 21 and I wouldn't dream of saying down with wine memes. In fact, I find comically large wine glasses as funny as the next person. My point is that it might be helpful to look a bit deeper when we are sharing memes or participating in them.
Perhaps it is saying something about modern female identity, that we make jokes about the sweet embrace of alcohol, while biding our time until 5pm when it feels okay to pour that wine. Now, more than ever, women have a voice and a platform, one which is growing larger every day.
It might be a good time to examine our relationship with alcohol, and figure out why, when the rest of the country is moving away from it, we are gravitating towards it, with open arms and excessive displays of emotion and oversized wine glasses.
Australian forces accepted the surrender of their Japanese opponents at ceremonies conducted at Morotai, several locations in Borneo, Timor, Wewak, Rabaul, Bougainville and Nauru. InAustralian Prime Minister Robert Menzies visited Japan with the aim of strengthening economic and political ties between the two countries. In a joint statement issued in MarchAustralian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso declared the "partnership" between Australia and Japan, based on "shared democratic values, mutual respect, deep friendship, and shared strategic views", to be "stronger than ever".
A number of Australian politicians have been awarded the Order of the Rising Sunthe first national decoration awarded by the Japanese government.
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In March Australia and Japan signed a joint security pact. Law enforcement on combating transnational crime, including trafficking in illegal narcotics and precursors, people smuggling and trafficking, counterfeiting currency and arms smuggling Border security Disarmament and counter-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery Peace operations Exchange of strategic assessments and related information Maritime and aviation security Humanitarian relief operations, including disaster relief Contingency planning, including for pandemics During the deployment of the Japan Self-Defense Forces on a humanitarian and reconstruction mission to Iraq from toAustralian units assisted Japanese Special Forces in the protection of Japanese bases.
Diplomatic relations have come under pressure over ideological differences regarding Japan's scientific whaling program. In MayAustralia started legal action to halt Japanese whale hunts despite senior Australian officials and bureaucrats expressing the opinion that the legal action would likely fail. Although inForeign Minister Julie Bishop stated while on a diplomatic trip to Japan that the Australian Government does not officially supports Sea Shepherd and disproves Sea Shepherd and their violent activities in halting whaling.
This included a slight pullback in terms of the recent bid for the upgrade of the Royal Australian Navy submarine fleet inwhich the new government eventually decided on the French bid, therefore resulting in slight outcry from the Japanese Government ; its worth noting that the previous Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott had closely hinted for his government to choose the Japanese bid over both the French and German bids.
This was seen with increasing bilateral ties in terms of military co-operation, trade, and cultural friendship. In lateTurnbull stopped by on a lighting trip to Tokyo and started to develop a close relationship with Prime Minister Shinzo Abefollowing his predecessor's example. Abe later visited Turnbull in Sydney early during a pivot to South-East Asiawhere both increased military, trade, cultural, and sporting ties. Japan in particular had emerged as the leading trading partner. In —67, Japan surpassed the United Kingdom "to become the largest market for Australian exports".
Because of this, Australia has had a trade surplus with Japan. Australia is a predominant source of food and raw materials for Japan. In Australia accounted for 5. Australia was the largest single supplier of coal, iron ore, wool, and sugar to Japan in Australia is also a supplier of uranium. By Japanese investment made Australia the single largest source of Japanese regional imports. The ban on American and Canadian beef recently made Australia the largest supplier of beef in Japan.
Resource development projects in Australia attracted Japanese capital, as did trade protectionism by necessitating local production for the Australian market. But, because of the broadening reach of Japan's foreign investment, this share had been declining, down from 5. During the s, Japanese real estate investment increased in Australia, particularly in the ocean resort area known as the Gold Coastwhere Japanese presence was strong enough to create some resentment.