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Japan, Australia to Expand Defense Ties, Citing Concerns About Regional Order
June 15, 2022

Japan, Australia to Expand Defense Ties, Citing Concerns About Regional Order

By Mari Yamaguchi
The two countries’ defense ministers pledged to boost ties, including working more closely in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands.

An Emerging Australia-Japan Hydrogen Supply Chain
June 02, 2022

An Emerging Australia-Japan Hydrogen Supply Chain

By Daisuke Akimoto
The outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine War reconfirmed Japan’s energy insecurity, but also highlighted the potential of Australia-Japan energy cooperation.
Australia’s Growing Ties With Northeast Asia
January 01, 2022

Australia’s Growing Ties With Northeast Asia

By Grant Wyeth
It is at the intersection of commercial and hard-security interests that Australia’s relationships with Japan and South Korea are finding their increasing health.

Another ‘Quad’ Ministerial in Early October 2020: What Now?
September 30, 2020

Another ‘Quad’ Ministerial in Early October 2020: What Now?

By Ankit Panda
A new Suga administration in Japan will host the second-ever Quad ministerial.

Japan Pins Energy Hopes on Australia
December 23, 2019

Japan Pins Energy Hopes on Australia

By Grant Wyeth
Tokyo has ambitions to become a hydrogen fueled society by 2050 and Australia is a key aspect of achieving that goal.

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.

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