Eurasia Group GZERO SUMMIT Japan 2019 | Taro Kono
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Taro  Kono
Taro Kono
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Japan
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Taro Kono is a member of Japan’s House of Representatives and is currently serving as Minister for Foreign Affairs. Between October 2015 and August 2016, he was Chairman of the National Public Safety Commission, Minister on Administrative Reform and National Public Service System Reform, and State Minister in Charge of Consumer Affairs, Food Safety, Regulatory Reform and Disaster Management. Since first winning election in 1996, Kono has also held other posts including that of Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives.