This week we take a deep dive into relations between two key U.S. allies — Japan and Australia. CSIS Strategic Japan Fellow Dr. Tomohiko Satake and CSIS Senior Adviser Andrew Shearer join to discuss the drivers for closer cooperation between Tokyo and Canberra and describe the context of their shared history. They also explain why Australia has encouraged Japan to increase its security role in the region and assess how the relationship benefits stability in the Asia Pacific during the Trump era. Hosted by Will Colson. Audio edited by Ribka Gemilangsari. Written and produced by Jeffrey Bean.
Read Dr. Satake’s working paper in the Strategic Japan series here.