September 27, 2023

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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.

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Shigeru Yokota, crusader for Japanese abducted by North Korea, dies at 87

Shigeru Yokota, crusader for Japanese abducted by North Korea, dies at 87

Father of Megumi Yokata passed away Friday following decades-long fight to repatriate daughter from the DPRK

Shigeru Yokota, crusader for Japanese abducted by North Korea, dies at 87
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi June 9, 2020
Fujimoto’s Japanese restaurant in Pyongyang remains open, sushi chef spotted

Fujimoto’s Japanese restaurant in Pyongyang remains open, sushi chef spotted

Despite reports, diner at "Takahashi" says chef still working in capital

Fujimoto’s Japanese restaurant in Pyongyang remains open, sushi chef spotted
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi July 8, 2019
Reports of Kenji Fujimoto detention “unconfirmed,” intelligence official says

Reports of Kenji Fujimoto detention “unconfirmed,” intelligence official says

Arrest a possibility, sources say, but disappearance could also be linked to illness

Reports of Kenji Fujimoto detention “unconfirmed,” intelligence official says
Japan must put diplomatic normalization with DPRK before abductee issue: former PM

Japan must put diplomatic normalization with DPRK before abductee issue: former PM

Yukio Hatoyama says improving relations must come before any resolution of the decades-long dispute

Japan must put diplomatic normalization with DPRK before abductee issue: former PM
Adrian Hong visited Tokyo ahead of February DPRK embassy break-in, sources say

Adrian Hong visited Tokyo ahead of February DPRK embassy break-in, sources say

Trip was reportedly part of efforts to secure protection for Kim Han Sol

Adrian Hong visited Tokyo ahead of February DPRK embassy break-in, sources say
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi April 24, 2019
Pokka still widely available in North Korea, despite Japanese embargo

Pokka still widely available in North Korea, despite Japanese embargo

Singapore office was looking for DPRK vendors as recently as April, emails reveal

Pokka still widely available in North Korea, despite Japanese embargo
In Tokyo, an increasing gap between words and action on North Korea

In Tokyo, an increasing gap between words and action on North Korea

The Japanese government's position on the threat posed by the DPRK is increasingly contradictory

In Tokyo, an increasing gap between words and action on North Korea
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi August 31, 2018
Mother of abductee says Kim-Trump summit raises hopes for daughter’s return

Mother of abductee says Kim-Trump summit raises hopes for daughter’s return

PM Shinzo Abe says he will pursue bilateral talks with North Korea on the issue

Mother of abductee says Kim-Trump summit raises hopes for daughter’s return
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi June 12, 2018
North Korea may restart missile tests if summit fails: Chongryon-linked scholar

North Korea may restart missile tests if summit fails: Chongryon-linked scholar

Ri Pyong Hwi tells journalists that unsuccessful talks could end with East Asia "in flames"

North Korea may restart missile tests if summit fails: Chongryon-linked scholar
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi May 28, 2018
Japan to strengthen missile defense capabilities against North Korea: Abe

Japan to strengthen missile defense capabilities against North Korea: Abe

In first policy speech since re-election, Japanese PM says Tokyo will put "further pressure" on DPRK

Japan to strengthen missile defense capabilities against North Korea: Abe
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi November 17, 2017
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