After the end of their first high-level defence and diplomatic talks, Japan and Russia have agreed to step up security cooperation and to hold joint military and anti-piracy exercises.
Japan, Russia agree to boost military cooperation. The move comes amid growing concern over North Korea and Japan’s worsening relations with China. Yet Japan and Russia are technically still at war, at odds since 1945 over a cluster of Russian controlled islands to the north of Japan. Professor Andrew O’Neil discusses this issue in an interview with ABC Radio Australia. Click here to go to the audio.