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Key issues for Aust, Japan leaders' talks

AAP logoAAP 12/01/2017

KEY ISSUES FOR AUSTRALIA AND JAPAN LEADERS' TALKS:

* The implications of a Donald Trump US presidency on the Asia-Pacific region.

* The doomed fate of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which Mr Trump has vowed to kill off.

* South China Sea tensions.

* The nuclear threat from North Korea.

* Timor Sea oil and gas reserves and the decision by Australia and East Timor governments to negotiate a permanent maritime boundary and tear up a 2006 treaty on revenue sharing. A Japanese firm has a stake in a Timor Sea gas and oil field.

* Abe's visit to the Philippines and meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte who is cosying up with China.

* Whaling.

* Defence cooperation.

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