Taro Kono

September 20, 2019

Nuclear Power in the New Abe Cabinet

By Tom Corben
The latest reshuffle was notable for several reasons, but not least for bringing nuclear power back into the spotlight.

August 23, 2019

China Urges Dialogue During Trilateral Meet With Japan, South Korea

By Shannon Tiezzi
Ongoing tensions between Tokyo and Seoul cast a notable pall over the foreign ministers meeting.
August 12, 2019

Japan Keen to Bolster Ties with Pacific Island States

By Grant Wyeth
The island states of the Pacific are pivotal to Japan’s free and open Indo-Pacific strategy.

February 23, 2019

Japan Eyes a Diplomatic Upgrade

By Daniel Hurst
Foreign Minister Taro Kono told parliament that the country needs to overhaul its foreign ministry workforce.

January 15, 2019

France, Japan Look to Increase Indo-Pacific Maritime Cooperation

By Ankit Panda
France and Japan are looking to hold bilateral military exercises in the Indo-Pacific.

October 05, 2018

Can Japan Be a Climate Change Leader?

By Daniel Hurst
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe certainly thinks so.
June 29, 2018

Japan, Indonesia Strengthen Maritime Ties Amid 60th Anniversary

By Daniel Hurst
The “free and open Indo-Pacific” was on display during Foreign Minister Taro Kono's first trip to Indonesia.

February 28, 2018

Why Japan Is Rethinking Its Energy Diplomacy

By Daniel Hurst
The foreign minister's advisory panel on climate change is a wake-up call for Japan.

January 30, 2018

Taro Kono’s China Visit Paves the Way for a China-Japan-South Korea Summit

By Charlotte Gao
Amid Japanese foreign minister’s visit, China and Japan agreed to hold a new round of the trilateral summit.

October 30, 2017

With New General Election Mandate, Japan's Abe to Retain Cabinet

By Ankit Panda
The reshuffled Japanese cabinet from August 2017 will remain in place following the LDP's general election showing.

October 03, 2017

Are China and Japan Moving Towards a Rapprochement?

By Charlotte Gao
Chinese foreign minister says that China expects more good news from Japan after Japanese Prime Minister’s surprise move.
August 25, 2017

Who Is Taro Kono, Japan's New Foreign Minister?

By Mina Pollmann
Japan's new top diplomat inherits a complex portfolio.

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