By Ambassador Sumio Kusaka
In the pursuit of the prosperity of Asia and its surrounding region, it is important that we consider the way in which we get there. Japan-Australia relations are of increasing importance in this regard. In the pursuit of peace, stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region, their strategic thinking is coming into alignment. Both countries are committed to upholding the rule of law, ensuring free access and human rights. This publication, based on a speech presented on 8 June 2017 by His Excellency Ambassador Kusaka, Ambassador of Japan to Australia, outlines the prospects, uncertainties, challenges and opportunities which currently face the Indo-Pacific region. Most particularly, it focuses on the importance a co-operative effort among Japan, Australia, India, the United States and other allies when facing the increasing challenges in the Indo-Pacific region and the globe.
This publication was based on a speech presented on 8 June 2017 by H.E. Mr Sumio Kusaka, Ambassador of Japan to Australia.