" At the start of the 1950's, only 8 percent of Australia's exports went to Japan...By the beginning of the 1970's Japan and the rest of East Asia absorbed 26 percent and 12 percent of Australia's exports respectively"
Source: Menzies Asia Policy
and the anachronistic fallacy
By David Martin Jones and Andrea Benvenuti
Australian journal of International Affairs
Volume 66, Issue 2, April 2012