Gen Nakatani speaks to reporters at the PM’s office on November 8, 2021. Photo: Kyodo
Gen Nakatani speaks to reporters at the PM’s office on November 8, 2021. Photo: Kyodo

Japan PM Fumio Kishida picks China critic Gen Nakatani to be human rights adviser

  • Former defence minister Gen Nakatani has been an advocate for Japan joining other major democracies in imposing sanctions on China over suspected rights abuses
  • Japan is in the awkward position of being deeply entwined with China, its largest trading partner, even as it relies on the US for defence as its sole military ally

Topic |   China-Japan relations
Gen Nakatani speaks to reporters at the PM’s office on November 8, 2021. Photo: Kyodo
Gen Nakatani speaks to reporters at the PM’s office on November 8, 2021. Photo: Kyodo
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