Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ride in Bushmaster military vehicle at Narashino exercise field in Funabashi, east of Tokyo. Photo: Reuters Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ride in Bushmaster military vehicle at Narashino exercise field in Funabashi, east of Tokyo. Photo: Reuters
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ride in Bushmaster military vehicle at Narashino exercise field in Funabashi, east of Tokyo. Photo: Reuters
Defence

Japan and Australia push for defence pact that China views as a ‘threat to peace’

Diplomats are putting the finishing touches to the proposed defence pact, which would be the first of its kind for Japan and would make Australia Tokyo’s closest military partner after the United States

Topic |   Defence
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ride in Bushmaster military vehicle at Narashino exercise field in Funabashi, east of Tokyo. Photo: Reuters Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ride in Bushmaster military vehicle at Narashino exercise field in Funabashi, east of Tokyo. Photo: Reuters
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ride in Bushmaster military vehicle at Narashino exercise field in Funabashi, east of Tokyo. Photo: Reuters
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