January 26, 2020

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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

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Trump meets with families of Japanese abductees

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