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
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 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

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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
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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