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‘A tribally conservative leader’: Australia awaits next Japanese PM – Sydney Morning Herald

The Morrison government privately hopes Shinzo Abe’s successor doesn’t soften its stance on key security alliances and lean more towards China.

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Abe and Turnbull also led the charge to revive the landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership after US President Donald Trump pulled out of the trade deal.
Japan’s then-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Fumio Kishida in 2015 at the opening of talks between Japan’s and Australia’s Foreign and Defence ministers in Sydney.Credit:AP
A senior figure in the Morrison government said it was not concerned about the next Japanese prime minister immediately junking the country’s foreign policies, but Abe had provide…

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