Japan‘s defence minister, Nobuo Kishi, receives a guard of honour during a ceremony in Tokyo a day after he took up the post. Photo: Kyodo
Japan‘s defence minister, Nobuo Kishi, receives a guard of honour during a ceremony in Tokyo a day after he took up the post. Photo: Kyodo
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Japan’s new defence minister Nobuo Kishi plans US trip, with Aegis on the agenda

  • Kishi has reiterated the importance of Tokyo’s security alliance with Washington amid an ‘increasingly harsh national security environment’
  • But analysts say he has limited experience in government and his initial exchanges with his American counterpart Mark Esper are likely to be limited in scope

Japan‘s defence minister, Nobuo Kishi, receives a guard of honour during a ceremony in Tokyo a day after he took up the post. Photo: Kyodo
Japan‘s defence minister, Nobuo Kishi, receives a guard of honour during a ceremony in Tokyo a day after he took up the post. Photo: Kyodo
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