Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison greets Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga at Suga's official residence in Tokyo on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison greets Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga at Suga's official residence in Tokyo on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
Diplomacy

Japan and Australia agree on military pact with eye on China’s influence in Indo-Pacific

  • When ratified, it will be the first defence agreement for Tokyo since it signed a status of forces accord with Washington in 1960
  • The pact is seen as a way for Japan to ‘diversify its security capabilities’ away from the US

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison greets Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga at Suga's official residence in Tokyo on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison greets Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga at Suga's official residence in Tokyo on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
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