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Shinzo Abe? That’s Not His Name, Says Japan’s Foreign Minister

The minister, Taro Kono (or Kono Taro, if you please), says the Western news media should respect Japanese tradition and put the surname first. It’s unclear if his request will gain traction.
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Shinzo Abe Or Abe Shinzo? Japan's Foreign Minister Tells Media To Change The Order

Taro Kono said he plans to ask overseas news outlets to write Japanese names with the family name first, as is the custom in Japan. But some wonder why the suggestion is coming now.(Image credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
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Last name first, first name last: Japan minister tells foreign media to get it right

Taro Kono – or is it Kono Taro? – says journalists should treat Japanese politicians the same as their Chinese or South Korean equivalentsJapan’s foreign minister will ask international media organisations to use the family name first when writing Japanese names – as is customary in the Japanese language – in an attempt to reverse a century of linguistic convention.Taro Kono – or perhaps that should be Kono Taro – said foreign media should follow the same practice they use when reporting on othe...
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Iran exercising 'maximum restraint' despite U.S. withdrawal from nuclear deal: Zarif

"We exercise maximum restraint in spite of the fact the United States withdrew from JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) last May," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told his Japanese counterpart, Taro Kono, at the start of their meeting in Tokyo. JCPOA is commonly referred to as the Iran nuclear deal.
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China, Japan tout ‘recovered’ ties amid global uncertainty

BEIJING (AP) — Japan’s foreign minister says China and Japan have the opportunity to “take charge of the economic field” during a time of worldwide uncertainty. Taro Kono met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing on Sunday to discuss youth exchanges and economic relations between the two countries. Kono said China-Japan ties “completely […]
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Russia Sees `Significant Differences' With Japan on Islands

The government in Tokyo must recognize Russian sovereignty over the islands, known as the South Kurils in Russia and the Northern Territories in Japan, as part of the outcome of the war, before progress can be made on a peace treaty, Lavrov told reporters Monday after talks in Moscow with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono. It’s “unacceptable” for Russia that the islands are described as the Northern Territories in Japan’s laws and “we asked a number of questions about how our Japanese colleag...
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Japan wants Seoul’s political decision on forced labor row

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s top diplomat said Wednesday that South Korea’s government taking action to resolve a legal dispute stemming from South Korean court rulings on forced labor during Japanese colonial rule is emerging as a key diplomatic priority. Foreign Minister Taro Kono said in a speech on the country’s diplomatic outlook that the dispute […]
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SK to dissolve sex slave foundation

Shinzo Abe warns of harm to relations after Seoul says Japanese-funded initiative does not reflect opinions of wartime sex slavesSouth Korea has announced it will dissolve a Japanese-funded foundation to support former victims of wartime sexual slavery, sparking outrage in Tokyo and marking the latest deterioration between the two countries.Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, said the move risked damaging relations and foreign minister Taro Kono called the decision “unacceptable”. Continue readi...
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Japan raises concerns over Pacific's debt to China

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Japan's foreign minister has raised concerns about the high levels of debt accrued by some Pacific Island nations and says it wants to help resolve the problem.Foreign Minister Taro Kono made the comments... [Author: [email protected]]
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Australia, Japan agree to keep pressure on North Korea

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia and Japan have reaffirmed their commitment to pressure North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program and enforce sanctions on Pyongyang. Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Defense Minister Christopher Pyne met with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya in Sydney on Wednesday. Payne said Australia […]
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Japan's foreign minister says country to open to foreigners

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Japan is gearing up to accept more foreign workers as its own population is on the brink of a steep decline, Foreign Minister Taro Kono said Friday.
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Japan’s foreign minister says country to open to foreigners

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Japan is gearing up to accept more foreign workers as its own population is on the brink of a steep decline, Foreign Minister Taro Kono said Friday. Kono told a World Economic Forum meeting in Hanoi that Japan gains “value added” by accepting foreigners, especially since its aging population and low […]
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Japan, Poland’s FMs discuss security, economy cooperation

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The foreign ministers of Poland and Japan say they will cooperate closely in the U.N. Security Council and at the European Union level to strengthen security in their regions. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono held talks Friday with Polish counterpart Jacek Czaputowicz on global security and on intensifying cooperation in trade, […]
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Japan's foreign minister seeks U.S. help on abductees in North Korea

Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono is in Washington this week to press the Trump administration to remember Japanese interests in talks with North Korea. The North’s diplomatic overtures this year has resulted in first-ever face-to-face meetings between Kim Jong Un and everyone else in the region.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Japan, China agree trade war will harm global economy

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and China agree that a trade war will have serious consequences for the world economy, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said on Monday after a high-level economic dialogue between the world's third- and second-largest economies.
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Japan's Kono Says Agreed With Chinese Officials Trade War Would Harm Global Economy

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said on Monday that he and senior Chinese officials shared an understanding that a trade war...
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Japan, China pledge to work on economic ties amid heightened trade tensions

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Taro Kono and his Chinese counterpart kicked off the first high-level economic talks between their nations in eight years on Monday, at a time of tense trade relations with the United States for both countries.
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Japan and China's foreign ministers pledge to pursue improved ties

Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Taro Kono and his Chinese counterpart have pledged to improve ties between their nations and affirmed a commitment to stick with U.N. resolutions aimed at forcing North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons. Kono met the Chinese government’s top diplomat, State Councillor Wang YiWang Yi, in Tokyo on Sunday, having made his own official visit to Beijing earlier this year. Wang is the first Chinese foreign minister to visit Japan in a bilateral context in the nine ye...
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Japan and China's Foreign Ministers Pledge to Pursue Improved Ties

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Taro Kono and his Chinese counterpart have pledged to improve ties between their nations and...
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Japan Foreign Minister Says Beijing, Tokyo Should Co-Operate More to Denuclearize North Korea

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Taro Kono said on Sunday that Tokyo and Beijing needed to work more closely together to...
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Japan foreign minister seeks free and fair Cambodia polls

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Japan’s foreign minister has urged Cambodia to hold free and fair elections but didn’t comment on the Cambodian government’s actions against its political opponents during talks with the Southeast Asian nation’s long-serving prime minister, Hun Sen. According to Japanese Foreign Secretary Norio Maruyama, Foreign Minister Taro Kono said Sunday that […]
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CE meets Japanese foreign minister

Chief Executive Carrie Lam met Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Kono at Government House today. Mr Kono is the first Japanese foreign minister to visit Hong Kong since its return to the motherland. Noting she has been striving to strengthen Hong Kong's ties with other economies, Mrs Lam said she hopes exchanges with Japan in trade, business, tourism, culture, creative industries, Gerontech and people-to-people bonds will grow. She hopes both sides continue co-operation to advance touri...
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Russia's foreign minister threatens to 'hit back' at Britain over response to nerve agent attack

Russia’s foreign minister threatened on Wednesday to retaliate against Britain for "anti-Russian measures", with the two countries at loggerheads over the poisoning of a spy in southern England. Speaking after a meeting with Japanese counterpart Taro Kono, Mr Lavrov said: "If the British government continues taking some anti-Russian measures, we will hit back under the principle of reciprocity." Mr Lavrov urged the British government to "respond calmly" over the March 4 attack on former spy Serg...
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Japan, South Korea agree to maintain 'maximum pressure' on North Korea: minister

Japan and South Korea agreed on Monday that maximum pressure must be maintained on North Korea until it takes concrete action toward addressing concerns about its nuclear weapon and missile programs, Japan's foreign minister said. "Japan and South Korea agreed we will continue to apply maximum pressure on North Korea until it results in concrete action," the minister, Taro Kono, told reporters, after talks with South Korean National Intelligence Service chief Suh Hoon.
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Tensions between North, South Korea and U.S. loom over ‘Peace Olympics’

A human figure appears to be climbing an Olympic Cauldron at the Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza as preparations continue for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) The joint Korean women’s ice hockey players bow to their coaching staff after a practice session prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Sound Supporters of combined Koreas women’s ice hockey team wa...
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Japan foreign minister hopes for improved ties with China

BEIJING (AP) — Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono expressed hopes for improved relations with China during talks Sunday in Beijing with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. Japan is making efforts to further a gradual thaw in relations dogged by history and a territorial dispute. Concerns about North Korea’s nuclear weapons program also featured prominently in […]
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Japan to provide $3 million to Myanmar for Rohingya return

BANGKOK (AP) — Japan’s foreign minister has urged Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to guarantee the safe and voluntary return of Rohingya who have fled violence in troubled Rakhine state. While Foreign Minister Taro Kono is visiting Myanmar, Japan’s government announced Friday a grant of $3 million to Myanmar to help repatriate the […]
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Japan’s foreign minister assures Pakistan of cooperation

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Japan’s foreign minister has assured Pakistan of his country’s cooperation with Islamabad on the subject of security and counter terrorism efforts. During a two-day visit, Taro Kono met with Pakistani army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa at the military’s headquarters in the garrison city of Rawalpindi. A military statement on Thursday says […]
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Japan FM discusses Jerusalem in Jordan

Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Tuesday held talks with his Jordanian counterpart, who said Jerusalem's fate should be decided in talks after Washington recognised the city as Israel's capital. The status of the city should be decided "through direct negotiations and according to the relevant international resolutions", Ayman Safadi was reported by the Petra state news agency as saying. US President Donald Trump's controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital has trig...
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Boris Johnson swigs can of peach juice from Fukushima

Foreign secretary drinks down gift from Japan’s foreign minister in attempt to show food and drink from region is safe after triple nuclear meltdown“Yum.” That was foreign secretary Boris Johnson’s verdict on a can of peach juice from Fukushima – a gift from his Japanese counterpart, Taro Kono – during their meeting in London this week.The moment, captured by Kono on his smartphone, was intended to prove that food and drink from Fukushima is safe, almost seven years after the triple nuclear melt...
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