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Tuesday, 15th December 2009
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Australian PM lands in Japan

The Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has travelled to Japan for a day visit, to hold talks with Japanese leader Yukio Hatoyama.

Mr Rudd arrived in the country today (December 15th), stopping in Japan on his way to Denmark for the UN climate change summit which is currently taking place in Copenhagen.

Issues up for discussion between Mr Rudd and prime minister Hatoyama are set to include climate change and nuclear arms.

The visit has been timed to coincide with a new 250-page report from the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (ICNND), a body set up by the Australian prime minister.

The ICNND report is also backed by Japan and is expected to include an aim to reduce the number of nuclear warheads in countries around the globe, including the US and Russia, reported Radio News Australia.

While joining forces on the report, Japan and Australia have recently come to blows over whaling activity carried out by Japan.

Written by Mark Smith.