Reimagining the Japan Relationship

An agenda for Australia’s benchmark relationship in Asia


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The Australia-Japan Research Centre launched a major report on “Reimagining the Japan Relationship: An agenda for Australia’s benchmark partnership in Asia” commissioned by the Australia-Japan Foundation. In preparation for the report, the Taskforce spoke to over 290 individuals across the country from government, business and academia.

Australia’s relationship with Japan has never been more close but the Japan relationship must be reimagined if it is to deliver its full potential and cope with accelerating economic, environmental and social changes in both countries and a dramatically changing geopolitical environment.

The report suggests a new way for Australia to think about Japan, and what is needed to build the institutional support and infrastructure that is necessary for a deepening relationship.


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Stakeholder and community engagement was key to the success of this project. See the Submissions that contributed here.

The Australia-Japan Stocktake Report 2020’ by Dr Ben Ascione was a crucial source of information for the project.

Australia-Japan Foundation AJRC is grateful to the Australia-Japan Foundation for their generous support of the project.

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