Japan recently signed ‘Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA)’ with which country?


B. Australia

C. Brazil

D. Russia


The Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA) is a bilateral defense and security pact between the governments of Australia and of Japan that provides for shared military training and military operations. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the RAA "establishes streamlined arrangements to support the deployment of defence forces more quickly and with less administration." The pact was signed because of concerns that the Chinese Communist Party party was exhibiting increased belligerence especially over the South China Sea region, "including militarization of disputed features, [and] dangerous coercive use of coast guard vessels." On 6 January 2022, at a virtual summit, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. formally signed the RAA.

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