Tarō Kanō (嘉納 太郎 Kanō Tarō) is the Japanese Minister of Defense and Minister for Problem Measures of the Special Region. His Otaku interests are well known among the Japanese public. He was also an otaku acquaintance of Itami in the past.
He is shown to disagree with Morita a lots in term of handling pressures on superpowers. During Operation Jade Wall, he manages to boot Morita out of the office with the approval of the Senate.
After a four years time-skip, he retired from politics and eventually united with Itami and his gang along with Pina when the Gate reopened at the Comiket in Akihabara.
Not much is known about his personality, however he takes his duties very seriously. As an old friend of Itami he is also an otaku and talkative person, enjoying his conversation with Itami.
Kanō is middle aged man with short hair that is parted on side, he also wears a formal black suit.
He reunited with Itami at Akihabara, talking about their past, and afterward he instructed Itami to follow the plan
Skills and Abilities
Kanou's backstory and Otaku interest may be a reference to the controversial former Prime Minister and current cabinet member Tarō Asō , who is also a widely known fan of anime and manga.