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Indo-Pacific

Indo-Pacific partners Japan and Australia bolster defense ties

Suga-Morrison pact will streamline joint military exercises

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga bump elbows before a welcome ceremony in Tokyo on Nov. 17.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga received his first in-person visitor who is a leader of a foreign nation Tuesday, meeting his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison at the prime minister's office in Tokyo.

The Australian leader flew to Tokyo despite the 14-day quarantine he must undergo upon returning to Canberra, in line with his country's strict travel restrictions.

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