Australia-Japan relations

Is the time right for Australia and Japan to become formal allies?

Should Australia and Japan sign a defence treaty to challenge China’s military rise? Luke Courtois argues that such a move would send a very poor signal to China, destabilising an already tense Asia-Pacific region.

Should Shinzo Abe happen to meet Kim Jong-un

If Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe does not come to the table with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and attempt to resolve the abduction problem once again, he will likely become increasingly marginalised from regional denuclearisation efforts, writes Lauren Richardson.

The Broader Context: How Australia-Japan Relations 'Fit' Into Regional and Global Security Dynamics

William T. Tow, ‘The Broader Context: How Australia-Japan Relations ‘Fit’ Into Regional and Global Security Dynamics’, in William T.

The Morning After: Australia, Japan, and the Submarine Deal that Wasn't

Nick Bisley and H. D. P. Envall, ‘The Morning After: Australia, Japan, and the Submarine Deal that Wasn’t’, Asia Pacific Bulletin, 346, 7 June 2016: 1-2.

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