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Labor pains

Good morning, early birds. Anthony Albanese's deputy chief of staff Sabina Husic has resigned after anonymous, unsubstantiated, and "malicious" attacks against her circulated online, and South Australian authorities say there are now 20 confirmed cases linked to the Parafield COVID-19 cluster and another 14 suspected cases. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Scott Morrison (Images: AAP)

ScoMo goes to Tokyo: what will happen and what can we expect to learn?

Scott Morrison's visit to Tokyo will see questions of defence, the US and China on the table as Australia and Japan navigate their increasingly insecure positions.

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. (The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images)

Japan’s net zero carbon by 2050 pledge is nothing compared with its 2030 cuts

In 10 years Japan will cut coal's 33% share of its energy production to 26%. That's one seriously big crisis for Australian coal exporters.

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Australia isn’t the only country worried about a US-China war

China's rise has fuelled a regional arms race that will leave none of us safer.

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Who will protest the protests?

NSW Police have won a Supreme Court order against a refugee rights rally in Sydney on Saturday, and there are calls for US Attorney-General William Barr to resign over accusations of directing violence against peaceful protesters outside the White House. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Signs of the apocalypse

This week: aged care without immigrants, WeWork doesn't, writing when you were a kid, and ending the "cenecene".

Former emperor Akihito. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

What happens now that Japan’s emperor has abdicated the throne?

The emperor's succession points to an increasingly modern Japan, and a stable and modern Japan has always been in Australia’s interests.

Crikey Worm: NBN routed

Good morning, early birds. NBN CEO Bill Morrow has warned the company will struggle to ever make a profit (as it is required to do), and New South Wales and Victoria top the states' economic scorecard. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Why Germany and Japan went in wildly different directions after World War II

After World War II, Germany was divided and occupied. Japan was largely left alone. Now Germany is a world leader in building unity, and Japan has turned to ultra-nationalism, writes former Australian ambassador to Japan John Menadue.

Would Australia be forced to defend Japan from North Korea?

As the debate over rages Australia's involvement military action in the Korean Peninsula, Crikey looks at the Korean War remnant that means we're already there.

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