Crawford School's Ben Ascione discusses the debate over Japan's new security bills and highlights the potential impact of the bills on Shinzo Abe's prime ministership and on Japan's regional security environment.
The AJRC recently published its first issue of the Biannual Newsletter for 2015. The latest and all the back issues of the biannual newsletter, as well as past Annual Reports can be accessed from AJRC website.
The Australia-Japan Research Centre (AJRC) conducts research to explore and improve understanding of the economies and economic policy processes in Australia and Japan and both countries' strategic interests in the Asia Pacific economy. Its policy-oriented areas of interest cover developments in regional economic cooperation and integration and encompass research on trade, finance, macroeconomics and structural and regulatory reform, as well as international economic relations. Dr Shiro Armstrong and Professor Ippei Fujiwara are the Co-Directors and Associate Professor Tatsuyoshi Okimoto is the Research Director of the AJRC.