Kono Calls For New Venezuela Presidential Poll

Kono calls for new Venezuela presidential poll

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has called for another presidential election in Venezuela, citing doubts about the last one.

Kono touched on last year's May election at a news conference on Tuesday.

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. 

Kono, Kang Discuss Wartime Labor Rulings

Kono, Kang discuss wartime labor rulings

The foreign ministers of Japan and South Korea have held phone talks amid strained ties over the South Korean Supreme Court's rulings on wartime labor.

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha spoke for about 30 minutes before noon on Wednesday.

Kono: Seoul Ruling Is Challenge To Int'l Law

Kono: Seoul ruling is challenge to int'l law

Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono has condemned South Korea's Supreme Court ruling on wartime compensation, calling it a challenge against international law.

Kono made the remarks in a speech on Sunday in Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture.

Kono Urges S.korea To Take Resolute Response

Kono urges S.Korea to take resolute response

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has urged South Korea to take a resolute response to the country's Supreme Court ruling regarding wartime compensation.

Kono had a telephone conversation with his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha on Wednesday morning. This comes a day after the South Korean top court ordered a Japanese firm to pay compensation to 4 Korean men.

Kono Urges S.korea To Issue Stern Response

Kono urges S.Korea to issue stern response

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has urged South Korea to respond sternly and resolutely to the country's Supreme Court ruling regarding wartime compensation.

Kono had a telephone conversation with his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha on Wednesday morning, a day after the South Korean top court ordered a Japanese firm to pay compensation to 4 Korean workers.

Kono Calls On Seoul To Respond Appropriately

Kono calls on Seoul to respond appropriately

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has urged South Korea to respond appropriately to Tuesday's ruling by the country's Supreme Court on wartime compensation.

The court ordered a Japanese firm to compensate 4 Korean men who say they were forced to work at steel mills during World War Two.

Kono: Ruling Is Unacceptable

Kono: Ruling is unacceptable

Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono says Tuesday's ruling by South Korea's Supreme Court on wartime labor is totally unacceptable, and that his country will respond resolutely.

The court on Tuesday ordered Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal to compensate 4 Korean men who say they were forced to work at steel mills during World War Two.