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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 Unhappy About Japan’s Return to Whaling
July 03, 2019

Australia Unhappy About Japan’s Return to Whaling

By Grant Wyeth
Tokyo’s resumption of commercial whaling operations highlights a consistent point of tension with whale-loving Canberra.
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.

Why the New Japan-Australia Military Pact Matters
January 18, 2017

Why the New Japan-Australia Military Pact Matters

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the significance of the signing of a new defense pact.

What Should Australia Be Doing in the East China Sea?
September 30, 2016

What Should Australia Be Doing in the East China Sea?

By Nick Derewlany
Australia, with close ties to both China and Japan, should help encourage responsible diplomacy.

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.
Vive La France: DCNS to Build Aussie Submarines
April 26, 2016

Vive La France: DCNS to Build Aussie Submarines

By Helen Clark
A long process finally comes to an end.

Whales Again a Diplomatic Issue for Australia-Japan Relations?
December 03, 2015

Whales Again a Diplomatic Issue for Australia-Japan Relations?

By Helen Clark
Australia is once again at odds with Japan over whaling in the Southern Ocean

Australia and Japan: The Unknown Unknowns
November 21, 2015

Australia and Japan: The Unknown Unknowns

By Mark Thomson
Australia's submarine decision has significant implications for its strategic relationship with Japan.

How Will Australia Choose Its Next Submarine Builder?
November 19, 2015

How Will Australia Choose Its Next Submarine Builder?

By Mina Pollmann
As France, Germany, and Japan promote their bids, a look at Australia's wishlist for its next submarine class.
Japan and Asia: Dances with the Dragon
July 31, 2015

Japan and Asia: Dances with the Dragon

By Yo-Jung Chen
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s regional diplomacy has been dominated by Japan’s past and China’s future.

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