Entry into Force of the Japan-Australia Information Security Agreement (ISA)

March 22, 2013
Japanese

    1. The Governments of Japan and Australia have exchanged diplomatic notes respectively informing each other that they have completed their internal procedures necessary to give effect to the Japan-Australia Information Security Agreement (ISA) signed in Tokyo on 17 May, 2012. The ISA has thus entered into force in accordance with Article 19 of the agreement.
    2. The entry into force of the ISA has established a basis for the promotion of cooperation in the field of information, and sharing information related to security between Japan and Australia, thus further strengthening Japan-Australia security cooperation.
    3. The entry into force of the ISA will also lead to the promotion of Japan-Australia-US trilateral security cooperation, as both Japan and Australia are allies of the United States.