Japan, Australia and Asia-Pacific Security. Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

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Author: Hugo Dobson
Date: Winter 2006
From: Pacific Affairs(Vol. 79, Issue 4)
Publisher: The University of British Columbia - Pacific Affairs
Document Type: Book review
Length: 612 words
Lexile Measure: 1450L

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JAPAN, AUSTRALIA AND ASIA-PACIFIC SECURITY. Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series. Edited by Brad Williams and Andrew Newman. London and New York: Routledge. 2006. xiii, 198 pp. US$120.00, cloth. ISBN 0-415-38139-8.

One of the contributors to this excellent collection of essays based on a conference held at Monash University in February 2004 states that "at the regional level the relationship with Japan has become since the 1960s Australia's longest, arguably most important and trouble-free bilateral relationship" (p. 7). No doubt concurring with this assessment, numerous efforts have been made in the past to explore the bilateral Japanese-Australian relationship. However, they have tended to focus on economic or social spheres at the expense of the field of security. This book is an attempt to address the oversight, and for this reason alone it is a welcome addition to the extant literature.

And yet there are a number of additional reasons why this book is...

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