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Will Australia and Japan Move Beyond the ‘Quasi-Alliance’?
May 11, 2022

Will Australia and Japan Move Beyond the ‘Quasi-Alliance’?

By Daisuke Akimoto
The Russia-Ukraine War has only accelerated the deepening defense ties between Canberra and Tokyo. Will the two countries consider a formal alliance?

Australia, Japan Sign Defense Pact as China Concerns Loom
January 07, 2022

Australia, Japan Sign Defense Pact as China Concerns Loom

By Haruka Nuga and Steve McMorran
It’s Japan’s first Reciprocal Access Agreement with any country other than the United States.
Japan and Australia Deepen Defense Ties
November 25, 2019

Japan and Australia Deepen Defense Ties

By Grant Wyeth
Tokyo and Canberra now see each other as their most important -- and most reliable -- security partner after their respective alliances with the United States.

Australia, Japan to Hold First Joint Air Combat Exercise
September 11, 2019

Australia, Japan to Hold First Joint Air Combat Exercise

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Bushido Guardian 2019 exercise will be held from September 11 to October 8 in Japan.

Japan Offers to Build Australia’s $50 Billion Submarine Fleet If French Deal Falls Through
October 11, 2018

Japan Offers to Build Australia’s $50 Billion Submarine Fleet If French Deal Falls Through

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan’s foreign minister said in a recent interview that Tokyo is prepared to export its submarines to Australia.

Japan, Australia Step Up Defense Cooperation
January 23, 2018

Japan, Australia Step Up Defense Cooperation

By Thisanka Siripala
The two countries share similar regional visions on security and trade issues.

Will Australia and Japan Finally Conclude a Visiting Forces Agreement?
January 02, 2018

Will Australia and Japan Finally Conclude a Visiting Forces Agreement?

By Grant Wyeth
Discussions on a VFA have been taking place since 2014; the two sides are expected to sign the agreement soon.
Australia’s Submarine Superiority: Strange Strategies and Overspending
May 06, 2016

Australia’s Submarine Superiority: Strange Strategies and Overspending

By Greg Austin
How grounded in strategic reality is the Australian government's decision to purchase 12 new submarines?

Australia-Japan Defense Ties Are Deeper Than a Sunken Submarine Bid
April 30, 2016

Australia-Japan Defense Ties Are Deeper Than a Sunken Submarine Bid

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While the outcome is a missed opportunity, it’s worth remembering that bilateral ties are much more than a single deal.

Why Japan Lost the Bid to Build Australia’s New Subs
April 27, 2016

Why Japan Lost the Bid to Build Australia’s New Subs

By Franz-Stefan Gady
How did the onetime frontrunner fail in its bid to build Australia’s next-generation submarine?

Did Japan Just Lose the Bid to Build Australia's New Subs?
April 21, 2016

Did Japan Just Lose the Bid to Build Australia's New Subs?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Australian government has allegedly ruled out Japan's sub bid, according to an Australian media report.
Japanese Submarine Enters Australia’s Waters for First Time Since WWII for Drills
April 20, 2016

Japanese Submarine Enters Australia’s Waters for First Time Since WWII for Drills

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Nichi Gou Trident produces a notable first.

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