North Korea nuclear crisis

Yohei Kono (left) and his son, Taro Kono. Photos: AFP

Japanese foreign minister on back foot after policy criticised by father

Japan’s novice foreign minister has a lot on his plate these days with nuclear-armed North Korea firing missiles over his country and US President Donald Trump threatening retaliation. But Taro Kono is now wrestling with his toughest diplomatic challenge yet: his dad.