Military Periscope Logo

Abe Names New Defense, Foreign Ministers

September 11 2019


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has named new defense and foreign affairs ministers in a Cabinet reshuffle, reports Japanese broadcaster NHK. 

On Wednesday, Abe named Taro Kono as defense minister. He replaces Takeshi Iwaya. 

Toshimitsu Motegi succeeds Kono as foreign minister. Motegi previously served as the economy minister. 

Kono oversaw the foreign ministry during a time of increasingly-tense relations with South Korea, noted Reuters. 

The new defense minister is expected to...

Please log in to continue reading.

Not yet a subscriber? Take a free trial.

Military Periscope gives you easy-to-use, integrated, open-source intelligence on…

  • More than 7,500 weapons systems and platforms
  • Nearly every country's armed forces
  • Militant organizations
laptop image

Try Military Periscope free for seven days

Military Periscope Logo

Your online source for military news, weapons, and nation's armed forces worldwide

Military Periscope FEDLINK information

Service ID: UC Contract Number: LCFDL19D0065

Military Periscope is a product of GovExec.

600 New Hampshire Ave., Suite 510,

Washington DC, 20037, USA.

(+1) 202-450-3967

©Military Periscope 2022

All rights reserved. Redistribution of the content is prohibited without prior consent of Military Periscope.