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Japan election

Taro Kono: Straight-talking social media star is actually a blue blood

Japan’s English-speaking problem fixer is front-runner for top job

Taro Kono has held a range of high-profile posts over the years, from foreign minister to minister in charge of Japan's COVID-19 vaccination drive.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan's social media-savvy vaccination minister, Taro Kono, believes the time is ripe for him to make a run for the nation's top political job.

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