Kono: Ghosn Rearrest Won't Affect Ties

Kono: Ghosn rearrest won't affect ties

Japan's foreign minister says the rearrest of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn is not likely to affect relations between Japan and France.

Taro Kono met his French counterpart on Friday in France.

Fm Kono Cancels Duties Due To Poor Health

FM Kono cancels duties due to poor health

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has canceled his official duties on Friday because of poor health.

The Foreign Ministry says that Kono was diagnosed on Thursday with pyelonephritis, a condition triggered by a bacterial infection of the kidneys.

Kono: Us Expected Little Progress In Hanoi Summit

Kono: US expected little progress in Hanoi summit

Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono has disclosed that the United States told Japan before the second US-North Korea summit that little progress was expected.

Kono told a Lower House committee on Friday that it's disappointing that the summit in Vietnam broke down without any agreement. But he said Washington had expressed pessimism during working-level talks with Japan before the summit.

Kono: Nuclear Deal Before Us Election Desirable

Kono: Nuclear deal before US election desirable

Japan's foreign minister has expressed hope for reaching a nuclear deal between the United States and North Korea before the 2020 US presidential election.

Taro Kono was speaking to reporters on Friday ahead of the planned second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week in Vietnam.

Kono Calls For New Treaty If Us Withdraws From Inf

Kono calls for new treaty if US withdraws from INF

Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono has suggested that if the United States quits the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a new treaty that would cover nuclear powers including China should be created.

Kono spoke to reporters on Friday. The United States is likely to withdraw from the INF treaty it signed with the Soviet Union in 1987.

Kono Calls On S.korea To Respect Intl. Promises

Kono calls on S.Korea to respect intl. promises

Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono called on South Korea to honor its international pledges, in his foreign policy speech to the Diet on Monday.

Kono urged South Korea to keep its international promises, including its agreement with Japan to settle the issue of rights to claim, as well as the agreement to settle the issue of those referred to as wartime comfort women.

Kono, Pompeo To Meet Over N.korea

Kono, Pompeo to meet over N.Korea

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have agreed to meet in mid-February to discuss the second US-North Korea summit.

Kono talked with Pompeo over the phone for about 20 minutes on Monday morning. Kono was briefed on the negotiations between the United States and North Korea.

Kono, Lavrov To Meet On Jan. 14th

Kono, Lavrov to meet on Jan. 14th

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov will meet in Moscow on January 14th to discuss a peace treaty.

Japan's Foreign Ministry announced that Kono will start his five-day trip to Russia on January 12th.

Kono: Japan Ready To Help Tsunami-hit Areas

Kono: Japan ready to help tsunami-hit areas

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono says Japan is ready to provide as much support as it can to the areas hit by Saturday's tsunami in Indonesia.

On Monday, two days after the tsunami struck the islands of Java and Sumatra, Kono sent a message to his Indonesian counterpart, Retno Marsudi.

Kono-lavrov Meeting Being Arranged For Jan. 14

Kono-Lavrov meeting being arranged for Jan. 14

Japan and Russia are making final adjustments for their foreign ministers to meet next month to discuss a peace treaty.

Taro Kono and Sergey Lavrov may meet in Moscow on January 14th. The focal point of their talks is a territorial dispute over four Russian-controlled islands claimed by Japan.

Ieiri Leo Reveals Short Pv For 'kono Sekai De'

Ieiri Leo reveals short PV for 'Kono Sekai de'

Ieiri Leo has revealed the short PV for her new song "Kono Sekai de." 

"Kono Sekai de" is the opening theme for movie 'Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch' to open in theaters on February 9 and will be released as Ieiri's new single on January 30. Directed by Mitch Nakano, the PV shows Ieiri singing at three locations: a beach in Kujukuri, Chiba, atop a building in Tokyo, and the director's home.