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Australia cements closer ties with Japan

Scott Morrison first foreign leader to call on Yoshihide Suga in person

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Morrison is prepared to spend two weeks in quarantine.   © Getty Images

Dave Sharma was Australia's ambassador to Israel from 2013 to 2017. Now a member of Australia's House of Representatives, he chairs the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties.

After Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison meets with Japan's new leader Yoshihide Suga in Tokyo today, he will -- like any other Australian returning from overseas -- spend two weeks in quarantine. Australia's egalitarianism makes no exceptions, even for Prime Ministers.

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