Japan prepares to join UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand in Five Eyes intelligence-sharing network
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Japan is preparing to join the Anglophone world’s Five Eyes intelligence-sharing network, its ambassador to Australia has revealed.Shingo Yamagami, formerly the head of the intelligence branch of Japan’s foreign ministry, said: “We would like to see this idea become reality in the near future.” He t
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Japan is very much under the thumb of the US, I’d be very surprised if they weren’t already “unofficially” in Five Eyes.

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They were, but official revelation will have larger consequences, most specifically for mainland China.

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Is there any concrete evidence of that? IIRC they were involved, but not comprehensively involved in data sharing.

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Probably the same deal as Germany… the US gets all the data and the BND gets some if the US finds it convenient.

Probably a case of the Japanese finding that unsatisfactory and demanding a less one-sided deal.

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Hooray! Just the alliance we need to effectively counter-balance China, ourselves and our allies.

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