THE STRATEGIST – NOVEMBER 2021
Japan’s ambassador in Canberra has indicated his country will provide assistance to Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States to ensure the AUKUS agreement is a successful one.
In an interview with ASPI Executive Director Peter Jennings, Shingo Yamagami said while AUKUS’s initial focus would be Australia’s acquisition of nuclear-powered submarines, Japan could help in other areas flagged in the agreement such as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum technologies.
‘We have been told there are some instances or areas where AUKUS members may need Japanese cooperation and participation and we are more than willing to do our contribution.’
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