Donna Weeks

Scott Morrison’s trip to Tokyo should move beyond a narrow focus on defence to secure the living environment.

Typically, much of the initial foreign policy interest in a new (or slightly revised) Japanese government tends to look towards the United States – to consider the adjustments necessary to the alliance, to plan the first face-to-face meeting, to determine the nickname that will characterise the two leaders’ “personal” relationship in the style of Ron-Yasu through to Don-Shinzo.

But this is 2020, and the rules and norms are not as they once were. From an Australian point of view, however, the early weeks of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s incumbency have given us much to consider.

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