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Oceania

Oceania is a large group of islands in the Pacific Ocean. It includes Australia and New Zealand and three subregions: Melanesia (which includes Fiji, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu); Micronesia (Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Northern Mariana Islands, and Palau); and Polynesia (American Samoa, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Wallis and Futuna). Content related to these countries and territories can be found below. For content on a specific country or territory, please use the links above.

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Dr. Wu Xinbo, Director of the Center for American Studies at Fudan University, discussed the disputes in the East China Sea and South China Sea, President Obama’s recent trip to Asia, and the state of U.S.-China relations.

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A cat relaxes in the sun in Ishinomaki-shi, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan on April 18, 2014. (かがみ~/Flickr)
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American and Japanese novelists join the editors of "Monkey Business" for a provocative a cross-cultural encounter exploring the writer's voice in Japanese and English.
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One of Japan's most lauded authors explains why genre distinctions don't concern him and how he responded to the Fukushima disaster.
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Latest Dominic Walsh Dance Theater project premieres at Asia Society Texas Center.
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Latest Dominic Walsh Dance Theater project premieres at Asia Society Texas Center.
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A line of horses follow each other out for a stroll in Abira, Japan on March 2, 2014. (MIKI Yoshihito/Flickr)
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A report commission by Australian media firm Telstra suggests that over the last three years, U.S.-headquartered companies operating in Asia have been more successful than Asian companies.
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A path is canopied by cherry blossom branches laden with flowers in Tokyo, Japan on April 4, 2014. (Sach.S/Flickr)
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Amb. William J. Burns said maintaining a focus on Asia will be “the great test for American diplomacy across the Asia-Pacific through the rest of the Obama Administration.”
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Speaking with the IMF's Zhu Min, Henry Kissinger said conflict is "not excluded" from relations within Asia but relations between large countries will evolve toward cooperation.
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Cherry blossoms in full bloom in Okazaki, Japan on March 19, 2014. (David A. LaSpina/Flickr)
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Prime Minister the Hon. Tony Abbott MP expresses intent to create a "trifecta of trade agreements" on upcoming trade mission to Japan, Korea and China.
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"The long-awaited Chinese consumption boom could finally be approaching," Gwynn Guilford tells Asia Blog.
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An excerpt from David Pilling's new book relates his immersion, at age 37, in Japanese culture and customs.
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Even more than financial assistance, "ideas and inspiration" are needed in Japanese towns hit particularly hard by the tsunami of March 2011.