Japan will reshuffle its cabinet against South Koreas tough Taro Ono or outgoing foreign minister

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 Japan will reshuffle its cabinet against South Koreas tough Taro Ono or outgoing foreign minister


Japans current foreign minister, Taro Kono (Shimbun)

Overseas Network, September 9, according to Japanese political insiders revealed that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abes cabinet reshuffle on November 11, the incumbent Foreign Minister Taro Kono, who has a strong attitude towards Korea, or transferred to the defense minister. According to Japanese media analysis, this move may have the intention to ease the contradiction between Japan and South Korea and to strengthen security cooperation between Japan, the United States and South Korea.

Japans defense minister Iwata and South Korean Defense Minister Zheng Jingdou shook hands with a smile and were criticized (AFP)

According to Japans Shimbun Shimbun on the 8th, Abe plans to make Hanoi a successor to Iwata, the defensive minister, in the cabinet reshuffle on the 11th. According to the analysis of the report, Iwaya has been taking a moderate attitude since the Japanese and Korean radar incident last December (2018). At the Japanese and Korean Defense Conference held in Singapore in June this year (2019), Iwaya shook hands with the Korean Defense Minister, Zheng Jingdou, with a smile. It was also after the handshake that news began to spread that the rock house would be replaced.

Unlike Iwaya, Hanoi has a firm attitude on the issue of Japan and South Koreas forced labor requisition case, which Abe has highly commented on.

However, in an environment of unprecedented tension between Japan and South Korea, the over-tough attitude released by Hanoi, the foreign minister, is likely to lead to unnecessary misunderstanding. Abe may wish to ease the conflict between Japan and South Korea through this personnel mobilization.

On April 19, 2019, Ono shook hands with Pompeo during his visit to Washington (Kyodo News Agency)

The report also analyzed that Hanoi, who had studied in the United States, was fluent in English and had built a deep trust relationship with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his tenure. Abe can strengthen cooperation between Japan, the United States and South Korea in the field of security through Hanoi. According to a report in Koreas Chosun Ilbo on September 9th, the main person in charge of Japans economic retaliation against the DPRK is expected to step down as secretary-general of the LDP Senate. Source: Overseas Network Responsible Editor: Xing Haibo_NBJS8850

The report also analyzed that Hanoi, who had studied in the United States, was fluent in English and had built a deep trust relationship with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his tenure. Abe can strengthen cooperation between Japan, the United States and South Korea in the field of security through Hanoi.

According to a report in Koreas Chosun Ilbo on September 9th, the main person in charge of Japans economic retaliation against the DPRK is expected to step down as secretary-general of the LDP Senate.