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.
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, afterward he instructed Itami to follow the plan.
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Kanou's backstory and otaku interests may be a reference to former Prime Minister and current Cabinet member Taro Aso, who was also a widely known fan of anime and manga.