Friday, September 28, 2012

In Terra Australis

Down in the land of tuataras, carnivorous parrots and yellow-eyed penguins, Corey Wallace has produced two must-read posts on on Japanese-Australian military cooperation and Osaka City Mayor Hashimoto Toru’s unexpectedly reasonable Twitter tweets on the Senkakus and Dokdo/Takeshima:

Japan and Australia to take Perhaps the Final Big Step in the Relationship?


Hashimoto Digging Himself into a Hole with Japan’s Conservatives?"

The post on Japan-Australia military cooperation contains a salient observation, that “alliances are no longer the weapon of choice for security partnerships.” This presents an interesting lens through which to view Kyle Mizokami's essay for The Atlantic:

Japan and the U.S.: It's Time to Rethink Your Relationship

For another a source on Japan-Australia strategic alignment, J. Berkshire Miller has produced a long post for The Diplomat:

Japan-Australia Ties Key to Regional Stability

So it is not all just the Senkakus, Dokdo/Takeshima, the sex slaves of Japan's Imperial Forces and Abe Shinzo.

Just mostly on those subjects.

1 comment:

sigma1 said...

Have you heard of our extinct Haast Eagles?