Kono And Tamaki Discuss Us Base Issue

Kono and Tamaki discuss US base issue

The Governor of Okinawa, Denny Tamaki has asked Foreign Minister Taro Kono to suspend the landfill work for the relocation of a US air station within the prefecture. Kono asked the governor for his understanding.

The two met at the prefectural office on Saturday and discussed the relocation of the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Ginowan City to the less populated Henako district in Nago City.

Kono: G20 To Discuss Liberal International Order

Kono: G20 to discuss liberal international order

Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono says maintaining the liberal international order will be at the top of the agenda for the Group of 20 summit in Osaka next month.

Kono spoke in Paris on Thursday at a meeting of business leaders and government officials from OECD member nations.

Kono Urges Moon To Use Leadership On Wartime Labor

Kono urges Moon to use leadership on wartime labor

Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono has urged South Korean President Moon Jae-in to exercise leadership in solving the bilateral issue of wartime labor.

Kono was speaking to reporters in Tokyo on Tuesday, a day after the Japanese government asked South Korea to agree to establishing an arbitration panel in line with a 1965 bilateral agreement. The request came as South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said his government cannot resolve the issue alone.

Kono Urges Iran To Stick To Nuclear Deal

Kono urges Iran to stick to nuclear deal

The Japanese and Iranian foreign ministers met on Thursday to discuss the growing tensions in the Persian Gulf.

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono told his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif that to maintain stability in the region, Iran needs to comply with the 2015 nuclear deal signed with major world powers.

Kono Speaks After Returning From Russia

Kono speaks after returning from Russia

Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono says he hopes to conclude peace treaty talks with Russia as soon as possible but he also stresses the need to resolve the matter in a manner acceptable to both sides.

Kono made the comments in a speech in Sapporo, Hokkaido on Saturday afternoon. He and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov ended their 3rd meeting in Moscow on Friday night without narrowing the gap on the issue of four Russian-controlled islands off Hokkaido.

Kono Pledges Support For Saudi Economic Reform

Kono pledges support for Saudi economic reform

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has pledged support for Saudi Arabia's effort to reform its economy. Kono made the promise in a meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday.

Kono is making his 100th foreign visit since he took his position in August 2017.

Kono Vows Cooperation For Saudi Arabia's Reform

Kono vows cooperation for Saudi Arabia's reform

Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono paid a courtesy call on Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz in Riyadh on Sunday and pledged Japan's continued cooperation for the kingdom's economic reform.

This is Kono's second visit to Saudi Arabia since assuming the post of foreign minister in August 2017.

Kono Pledges To Support Saudi Women

Kono pledges to support Saudi women

Visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has pledged to help women in Saudi Arabia take an active role in society. He also said that he hopes to see Japan's investment in the Middle East increase.

Kono visited a Japan-affiliated plant that manufactures diapers and sanitary products outside of the capital, Riyadh.

Kono: Stance On Russian-held Isles Unchanged

Kono: Stance on Russian-held isles unchanged

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono says Japan has not altered its legal claim to four Russian-controlled islands, known as the Northern Territories, despite dropping a phrase from an annual foreign policy report.

Unlike in years past, the report does not state that "four Russian-controlled islands belong to Japan."

Kono, Wang Agree On Bilateral Ties, G20

Kono, Wang agree on bilateral ties, G20

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi have reaffirmed the need to develop bilateral relations and also work closely together for the Group of 20 summit in Osaka in June. Chinese President Xi Jinping is to attend the summit.

At talks in Beijing on Monday, Wang said the two countries need to further advance the prospects for developing ties. He expressed hope about taking relations to the next level.

Kono Calls For Strengthened Japan-china Ties

Kono calls for strengthened Japan-China ties

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono says he wants to see strengthened ties between Japan and China as this year marks a major milestone for each of the countries.

Kono held talks with Chinese university students learning Japanese on Saturday. He is in Beijing to attend high-level economic talks.

Kono Meets S.korean Envoy Over Seafood Import Ban

Kono meets S.Korean envoy over seafood import ban

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has asked the South Korean ambassador to Japan to convey to his country that Japan hopes to seek a solution to the fishery products trade dispute through bilateral talks.

Kono met with South Korean Ambassador Lee Su-hoon in Tokyo on Friday.

Kono Disagrees With Us Stand On Golan Heights

Kono disagrees with US stand on Golan Heights

Japan's foreign minister says his country does not recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights and has informed the US government of its position on the matter.

Taro Kono addressed the Lower House foreign affairs committee on Wednesday.

Kono: Japan Will Not Toe Us Line On Iran

Kono: Japan will not toe US line on Iran

Foreign Minister Taro Kono says Japan will not follow the United States in labeling Iran's elite military force a terrorist group.

US President Donald Trump issued a statement on Monday designating Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization.