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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indonesian President Joko Widodo review a guard of honor prior to their meeting at Abe’s official residence in Tokyo, March 23, 2015 (AP photo by Koji Sasahara).

Indonesia, Japan Boost Defense Ties With Wary Eye on China

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Last month, Japan and Indonesia signed a defense pact that covers capacity building, peacekeeping and equipment development. In an email interview, Zachary Abuza, principal of Southeast Asia Analytics, discussed Japan-Indonesia relations.

WPR: What is the nature of the Japan-Indonesia bilateral relationship, and what is the extent of political, economic and defense ties? ...

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