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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Only one Japanese “remainder” in N. Korea still alive: Choson Sinbo

Only one Japanese “remainder” in N. Korea still alive: Choson Sinbo

Japanese citizens left in DPRK after WW2 are among several trapped in the North

Only one Japanese “remainder” in N. Korea still alive: Choson Sinbo
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Dagyum Ji | Kosuke Takahashi June 28, 2017
Miniso Japan office denies involvement in new Pyongyang shop

Miniso Japan office denies involvement in new Pyongyang shop

Tokyo office spokesperson distances Japan branch from China operations

Miniso Japan office denies involvement in new Pyongyang shop
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi June 23, 2017
Miniso shop in Pyongyang could breach UNSC resolutions: Japanese expert

Miniso shop in Pyongyang could breach UNSC resolutions: Japanese expert

Former PoE member says case is "very serious" for Japanese-Chinese firm

Miniso shop in Pyongyang could breach UNSC resolutions: Japanese expert
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi June 15, 2017
Will China really crack down on North Korea?

Will China really crack down on North Korea?

Two leading Japanese experts divided on whether Beijing means what it says

Will China really crack down on North Korea?
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi May 22, 2017
N. Korea’s nuclear missiles are a “recipe for disaster”: PACOM chief

N. Korea’s nuclear missiles are a “recipe for disaster”: PACOM chief

Speaking in Tokyo, Harry B. Harris Jr. calls for "far stronger sanctions" against DPRK

N. Korea’s nuclear missiles are a “recipe for disaster”: PACOM chief
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi May 17, 2017
Japan considering new missile defenses as N. Korean tests continue

Japan considering new missile defenses as N. Korean tests continue

Tokyo may purchase Aegis Ashore system, Defense Minister tells Diet

Japan considering new missile defenses as N. Korean tests continue
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi May 16, 2017
Experts agree: U.S. military action against North Korea won’t work

Experts agree: U.S. military action against North Korea won’t work

ROK, Japanese analysts see a pre-emptive strike against the North as far too risky

Experts agree: U.S. military action against North Korea won’t work
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi March 14, 2017
Biographer praises the late Kim Jong Nam’s “courage”

Biographer praises the late Kim Jong Nam’s “courage”

In speech in Tokyo, Yoji Gomi says Kim's death came as a shock

Biographer praises the late Kim Jong Nam’s “courage”
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi February 17, 2017
Family of Japanese citizen kidnapped by N. Korea urges action on human rights

Family of Japanese citizen kidnapped by N. Korea urges action on human rights

The parents of Megumi Yokota have become high-profile advocates for the return of abductees

Family of Japanese citizen kidnapped by N. Korea urges action on human rights
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi February 6, 2017
Pro-wrestling event an opportunity to improve DPRK-Japan relations, says Inoki

Pro-wrestling event an opportunity to improve DPRK-Japan relations, says Inoki

Inoki hopes Japanese PM Abe will visit to Pyongyang soon

Pro-wrestling event an opportunity to improve DPRK-Japan relations, says Inoki
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi August 21, 2014