Key documents

Bilateral cooperation with Japan continues to be supported by a number of agreements, and is reflected in joint statements made at the most senior levels. The table below lists many such key documents. These present a small picture which complements much broader bilateral engagement as well as multilateral dialogue alongside one or more partner countries.

Bilateral agreements

Date

Short title

July 2014

Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA)

July 2014

Agreement Concerning the Transfer of Defence Equipment and Technology

March 2013

Information Sharing Agreement

January 2013

Defence Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement

December 2011

Memorandum of Understanding on International Development Cooperation

February 2008

Convention on Taxation

February 2007

Australia-Japan Social Security Agreement

August 1997

Australia-Japan Partnership Agenda

March 1982

Australia-Japan Nuclear Energy Cooperation Agreement

November 1980

Australia-Japan Scientific Research Cooperation Agreement

June 1976

Basic Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation (the Nara Treaty)

November 1974

Australia-Japan Cultural Agreement

July 1957

Australia-Japan Agreement on Commerce

Key Prime Ministerial joint statements

Date

Short title

December 2015

Joint Statement on Next Steps of the Special Strategic Partnership

November 2010

Joint Statement on Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation

June 2008

Joint Statement on the Comprehensive Strategic, Security and Economic Partnership

March 2007

Joint Declaration on Security Cooperation

July 2003

Joint Statement on Cooperation to Combat International Terrorism

May 1995

Joint Declaration on the Australia-Japan Partnership

Foreign and Defence Ministerial Consultations

Date

 

October 2018

8th Japan-Australia 2+2 Foreign and Defence Ministerial Consultations

April 2017

7th Japan-Australia 2+2 Foreign and Defence Ministerial Consultations

November 2015

6th Japan-Australia 2+2 Foreign and Defence Ministerial Consultations

June 2014

5th Japan-Australia 2+2 Foreign and Defence Ministerial Consultations

September 2012

4th Japan-Australia 2+2 Foreign and Defence Ministerial Consultations

May 2010

3rd Japan-Australia 2+2 Foreign and Defence Ministerial Consultations

December 2008

2nd Japan-Australia 2+2 Foreign and Defence Ministerial Consultations

June 2007

1st Japan-Australia 2+2 Foreign and Defence Ministerial Consultations

Economic and Trade Ministerial Consultations

Date

 

July 2018

Inaugural Japan-Australia Ministerial Economic Dialogue

Cyber Policy Dialogues

Date

 

December 2017

3rd Japan-Australia Cyber Policy Dialogue

August 2016

2nd Japan-Australia Cyber Policy Dialogue

February 2015

1st Japan-Australia Cyber Policy Dialogue

Australia-Japan Conference

Date

 

March 2013

8th Australia-Japan Conference

November 2011

7th Australia-Japan Conference

February 2010

6th Australia-Japan Conference

November 2008

5th Australia-Japan Conference

June 2006

4th Australia-Japan Conference

February 2005

3rd Australia-Japan Conference

November 2002

2nd Australia-Japan Conference

April 2001

1st Australia-Japan Conference

Development Cooperation

Date

 

December 2011

Agreement on international development cooperation with the Japan International Cooperation Agency

Last Updated: 16 November 2018

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