January 20, 2022

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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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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
Trump meets with families of Japanese abductees

Trump meets with families of Japanese abductees

Meeting comes as Prime Minister Abe promises new unilateral sanctions against DPRK

Trump meets with families of Japanese abductees
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi November 6, 2017
Tokyo will “increase pressure firmly” against North Korea, pledges Shinzo Abe

Tokyo will “increase pressure firmly” against North Korea, pledges Shinzo Abe

Re-elected prime minister says he will use Diet majority to deal with DPRK missile program

Tokyo will “increase pressure firmly” against North Korea, pledges Shinzo Abe
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi October 23, 2017
Trump to meet parents of Japanese abductees: Prime Minister Abe

Trump to meet parents of Japanese abductees: Prime Minister Abe

U.S. President will meet parents of Megumi Yokota during November visit to Japan

Trump to meet parents of Japanese abductees: Prime Minister Abe
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi October 12, 2017
Kyodo News Agency insists Pyongyang bureau operates “lawfully”

Kyodo News Agency insists Pyongyang bureau operates “lawfully”

Investigation by Sentaku magazine questions company's remittances to Pyongyang

Kyodo News Agency insists Pyongyang bureau operates “lawfully”
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi | Oliver Hotham October 11, 2017
Inoki calls for Japan-North Korea dialogue after 32nd DPRK trip

Inoki calls for Japan-North Korea dialogue after 32nd DPRK trip

Ex-wrestler and politician says Japanese lawmakers may visit Pyongyang soon

Inoki calls for Japan-North Korea dialogue after 32nd DPRK trip
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi September 13, 2017
Professional wrestler-turned-politician Antonio Inoki to return to North Korea

Professional wrestler-turned-politician Antonio Inoki to return to North Korea

Trip will be eccentric lawmaker's 32nd to the DPRK

Professional wrestler-turned-politician Antonio Inoki to return to North Korea
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi September 6, 2017
Japanese lifestyle retailer Miniso still running Pyongyang branch: sources

Japanese lifestyle retailer Miniso still running Pyongyang branch: sources

Miniso Japan claimed last week that operations in Pyongyang had ended

Japanese lifestyle retailer Miniso still running Pyongyang branch: sources
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