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.
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