How I Met Kim Jong Un: Interview with Kenji Fujimoto

August 29th, 2012
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TOKYO – It’s no easy matter for anyone to go in and out of a closed-off society like North Korea freely. And meeting with the nation’s new young leader Kim Jong Un is even more so.

But much to the disbelief of experts, one Japanese individual made it, as if it were something easy and

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Kosuke Takahashi

Kosuke Takahashi is a Tokyo-based journalist. His work has appeared in the Asahi Shimbun, Bloomberg, Asia Times, Jane's Defence Weekly and The Diplomat, among other publications. You can follow him on Twitter @TakahashiKosuke