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Australia can learn from Tokyo's smarter approach to China

Japan has played its Beijing cards more intelligently than Canberra

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Japan is in lockstep with Australia on China.   © Reuters

Richard McGregor is a senior fellow for east Asia at the Lowy Institute. He is author of "Asia's Reckoning: China, Japan, and the Fate of U.S. Power in the Pacific Century."

"You are not walking alone," says Shingo Yamagami, Tokyo's ambassador to Canberra, who has delivered this message to Australians nonstop since taking up his post in late 2020.

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