Taro Kono

Japanese politician

Tarō Kōno (河野 太郎, Kōno Tarō, born January 10, 1963) is a Japanese politician. He is a member of the Liberal Democratic Party. He is a member of the House of Representatives. He was Minister for Foreign Affairs in the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cabinet from 3 August 2017 until 11 September 2019.[1]

Taro Kono
河野 太郎
Minister for Administrative Reform & Regulatory Reform
In office
16 September 2020 – 4 October 2021
Prime MinisterYoshihide Suga
Preceded byRyota Takeda
Minister of Defense
In office
11 September 2019 – 16 September 2020
Prime MinisterShinzo Abe
Preceded byTakeshi Iwaya
Succeeded byNobuo Kishi
Minister for Foreign Affairs
In office
3 August 2017 – 11 September 2019
Prime MinisterShinzo Abe
Preceded byFumio Kishida
Succeeded byToshimitsu Motegi
Chair of the National Public Safety Commission
In office
7 October 2015 – 3 August 2016
Prime MinisterShinzo Abe
Preceded byEriko Yamatani
Succeeded byJun Matsumoto
Member of the House of Representatives
Assumed office
21 October 1996
ConstituencyKanagawa's 15th district
Personal details
Born (1963-01-10) 10 January 1963 (age 60)
Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, Japan
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party
RelativesYōhei Kōno (Father)
Alma materGeorgetown University (BS)
WebsiteOfficial website

On 3 September 2021, Kono announced his candidacy for the Liberal Democratic Party leadership in the 2021 election.[2] He lost the election to former Foreign Affairs Minister Fumio Kishida on 29 September.[3]

References Edit

  1. "Abe picks maverick as foreign minister in move to refresh Cabinet image". Mainichi Daily News. 2017-08-04. Retrieved 2017-08-04.
  2. "【速報】河野行改相 総裁選出馬の意向固める". TBS.co.jp. 3 September 2021. Archived from the original on 3 September 2021. Retrieved 3 September 2021.
  3. "Fumio Kishida to Become Japan's Next Prime Minister After Party Election Win". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 29 September 2021.