Why Japan-Aus deal is good for PNG

SIX years in the making, a new defence pact that Scott Morrison and new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga reached in principle agreement in Tokyo this week cements Japan as Australia's second most important strategic partner, behind the US.

Why Japan-Aus deal is good for PNG Why Japan-Aus deal is good for PNG Why Japan-Aus deal is good for PNG Why Japan-Aus deal is good for PNG Why Japan-Aus deal is good for PNG

Elbow bumps ... Scott Morrison greets Yoshihide Suga at the Japanese Prime Minister’s official residence in Tokyo on Tuesday. Picture: Reuters

Observers believe Australia and Japan will work closely together in Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific - locations ironically that saw some of bloodiest fighting of the Second World War.

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