ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Foreign Minister Kono in line to be Japan's next defense chief

Abe aide Hiroshige Seko to become LDP's secretary-general for upper house

TOKYO -- Foreign minister Taro Kono is being considered as Japan's next defense minister when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week reshuffles his cabinet, Nikkei has learned. If the move takes place, Kono would replace current defense chief Takeshi Iwaya.

The reshuffle is slated for Wednesday.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more