Tarō Kōno

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Tarō Kōno
河野 太郎
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Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
3 August 2017
Prime MinisterShinzō Abe
Preceded byFumio Kishida
Chair of the National Public Safety Commission
In office
7 October 2015 – 3 August 2016
Prime MinisterShinzō 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) January 10, 1963 (age 56)
Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, Japan
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party
RelativesYōhei Kōno (Father)
Alma materKeio University
Georgetown University
WebsiteOfficial website

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, and has served as Minister for Foreign Affairs since a Cabinet re-shuffle by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on 3 August 2017.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Abe picks maverick as foreign minister in move to refresh Cabinet image". Mainichi Daily News. 2017-08-04. Retrieved 2017-08-04.