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
The North Korean leader has gifted aid funds and stipends to Chongryon in Japan every year since becoming leader
Current Chongryon leader suffering from poor health, and Pyongyang wants to hand power to the next generation
The mother of Megumi Yokota, who was abducted by North Korean operatives at the age of 13, speaks out once again
Father of Megumi Yokata passed away Friday following decades-long fight to repatriate daughter from the DPRK
Despite reports, diner at "Takahashi" says chef still working in capital
Arrest a possibility, sources say, but disappearance could also be linked to illness
Yukio Hatoyama says improving relations must come before any resolution of the decades-long dispute
Trip was reportedly part of efforts to secure protection for Kim Han Sol
Singapore office was looking for DPRK vendors as recently as April, emails reveal
The Japanese government's position on the threat posed by the DPRK is increasingly contradictory
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