Staff, 9 News Australia
10 May 2016
An Australian submarine has just finished a port visit to Japan, which Defence says highlights the growing security relationship between the nations.
Collins-class submarine HMAS Rankin spent four days in Kobe and will participate in joint exercises with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force.
That follows the visit of a Japanese submarine to Australia last month, which departed shortly before the government announced that Australia's new submarines would be French, not Japanese.