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Established in New South Wales in 1924, and in Victoria in 1925 as branches of London’s Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), the AIIA was created as an Australian entity in its own right in 1933, and today has branches in all states and the ACT.
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It has been over a year since Shinzo Abe was assassinated in June 2022, and the world is still coming to terms with this loss.
Abe was a master statesman and architect of strategic concepts and policies which have served Japan's national interests well and he made a difference to global politics. The strategic assets he left for his political successors and other world leaders have proved to be of immense value, and his contribution and legacy will find a prominent place in the history of international relations.
While outlining Abe's enduring contributions, this presentation also considers his role in taking Japan-Australia relations to a new height.
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