Japan's Abe declares 'special relationship' with Australia on visit

July 8, 2014 4:40 AM

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Japan's Abe declares 'special relationship' with Australia on visit

CANBERRA/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Australia's parliament on Tuesday that the two nations were launching a "special relationship" of cooperation on areas such as defense after putting aside any lingering enmity from World War Two.

Abe, warily eying China's rapid military buildup and more assertive claims to islands held by Japan in the East China Sea, has been courting governments from Canberra to Southeast Asia in recent months. China is Australia's largest trading partner.

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