Cabinet remodeling Mr. Kono appointed as defense defense "Japan-US-Korea cooperation against North Korea threat" September 11, 15:10

Mr. Taro Kono, who was appointed as the Minister of Defense, told the reporters when he called out from the Prime Minister's official residence. "I was instructed to deter the threat of North Korea firmly and would like to make an effort to protect the peace and security of the people in the event of an emergency."

On top of that, Mr. Kono said about Japan-Korea relations: “With the threat of North Korea going on, Japan-US-Korea cooperation is very important. .