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

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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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