Japan is negotiating an agreement that will cover the jurisdiction of Australian troops in its territory. Photo: AP
Japan is negotiating an agreement that will cover the jurisdiction of Australian troops in its territory. Photo: AP
Japan

Japan on brink of granting Australian troops immunity from death penalty

  • Decision would remove sticking point in talks for a defence cooperation deal, but be controversial given resentment over a similar agreement for US troops
  • Tokyo’s Status of Forces Agreement with the American military is a source of tension as many see it as giving too much leeway to troops accused of serious crimes including rape

Japan is negotiating an agreement that will cover the jurisdiction of Australian troops in its territory. Photo: AP
Japan is negotiating an agreement that will cover the jurisdiction of Australian troops in its territory. Photo: AP
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