TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 25: Guard of honor are seen during a welcoming ceremony held for Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne (not seen) at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo, Japan on August 25, 2016. Marise Payne meets Tomomi Inada to discuss military cooperation between Australia and Japan.
Growing concern about Washington's policy direction in the Indo-Pacific region is accelerating efforts by Tokyo and Canberra to tighten defense cooperation....
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