Japan’s defence minister Taro Kono stands during an Enhanced Honour Cordon at the Pentagon in Washington on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters Japan’s defence minister Taro Kono stands during an Enhanced Honour Cordon at the Pentagon in Washington on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
Japan’s defence minister Taro Kono stands during an Enhanced Honour Cordon at the Pentagon in Washington on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters

Japanese defence chief Taro Kono warns China over disputed islands: respect international norms or ‘pay the cost’

  • In speech at Washington think tank,Kono expresses concern over Beijing’s expanding military activities in region
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to visit as Japan as a state guest next spring

Topic |   Japan
Japan’s defence minister Taro Kono stands during an Enhanced Honour Cordon at the Pentagon in Washington on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters Japan’s defence minister Taro Kono stands during an Enhanced Honour Cordon at the Pentagon in Washington on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
Japan’s defence minister Taro Kono stands during an Enhanced Honour Cordon at the Pentagon in Washington on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
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