Bishop heads to Asia as Korea continues its aggression

THE increasing aggression from North Korea through its missile-testing regime will be a key part of talks in Japan when Foreign Minister Julie Bishop travels to Asia this week.

Ms Bishop also will head to China as part of the four-day trip for talks on business, trade and educational ties.

A statement from her office said she would meet Japan's foreign and defence ministers on several issues including "our response to the ongoing, provocative and dangerous conduct of the North Korean regime".

On the 40th anniversary of a treaty of friendship and cooperation with Japan, she will also meet with business leaders to discuss strengthening trade ties in the wake of the Japan-Australia trade agreement.

Ms Bishop said she also would launch the New Colombo Plan in Beijing for university student exchanges between Australia and Asian nations.

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