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Japan Is Ready to Become a Formal Member of Five Eyes

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  • December 08, 2020

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's article ‘Japan Is Ready to Become a Formal Member of Five Eyes’ has been published in Debating Japan (Vol.3, Issue 8) at the CSIS, Washington DC, on December 08, 2020.

    The article argues that the intelligence advantages that Tokyo can bring to the Five-Eyes table are clear. However, for being accepted to the rather elite alliance, Japan must convince the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada that its domestic counterintelligence measures and new legislations can sufficiently protect state secrets while adding substance to the Five Eyes grouping. This will require not only a bolstering of its domestic laws and technological apparatus but also a sophisticated diplomatic approach.