Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida waves to his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison (seen on TV screen) at his office in Tokyo on Thursday ahead of the signing of a treaty for joint exercises between the countries. Photo: Kyodo
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida waves to his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison (seen on TV screen) at his office in Tokyo on Thursday ahead of the signing of a treaty for joint exercises between the countries. Photo: Kyodo

Japan-Australia defence deal could add fuel to China-US rivalry, analysts say

  • Agreement will ease the way for deployment of Australian and Japanese forces and is expected to herald more joint military exercises
  • Conditions could conspire to force more countries in the region to take sides, observer says

Topic |   US-China relations
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida waves to his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison (seen on TV screen) at his office in Tokyo on Thursday ahead of the signing of a treaty for joint exercises between the countries. Photo: Kyodo
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida waves to his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison (seen on TV screen) at his office in Tokyo on Thursday ahead of the signing of a treaty for joint exercises between the countries. Photo: Kyodo
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