The agreement allows the troops of both sides to enter each other’s country for training and other purposes. Australian Prime Minister Morrison also stated that the agreement “is a critical moment for the safety of Australia and Japan, as well as the two countries and their people.”
The commentator Lan Shu said to the Voice of Hope, “I think this time Japan can be said to have taken a very cautious attitude (comparative) on this defense issue after World War II, and it has taken a step forward. A big step.”
Lan Shu analyzed the reasons and pointed out that the expansion of the CCP in the Pacific and the South China Sea and the Taiwan Strait made Japan really feel the threat from the CCP. “This threat can be said to be increasing day by day. Moreover, there is a kind of interdependence between Japan and Taiwan. After the CCP tore up its promise of one country, two systems in Hong Kong, it immediately set its next goal to Taiwan. Then who will be after Taiwan? Obviously it is Japan.”
Lan Shu further explained that because there is the Diaoyu Islands between Taiwan and Japan, China and Japan have always had sovereignty disputes over this. The Diaoyu Islands are rich in oil resources. These are things the CCP wants to claim as its own.
“So Japan is very clear that if something goes wrong in Taiwan, or if something goes wrong in any part of the Pacific, sooner or later the CCP will turn its attention to Japan. So it is taking a more proactive approach. , To defend this security problem that it may face in the future.”
The agreement just signed by Japan and Australia is based on the four-party security dialogue mechanism (Quad) between the United States, Japan, India and Australia. Last year, Australia also signed the Aukus Agreement with the United States and Britain, which clearly stipulated that Britain and the United States will help Australia obtain nuclear-powered submarines.