May 16, 2021


Kosuke Takahashi

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


Kim Jong Un’s $2 million aid donation raises cash transfer questions

The North Korean leader has gifted aid funds and stipends to Chongryon in Japan every year since becoming leader


North Korea appointed next leader of its de facto embassy in Japan, sources say

Current Chongryon leader suffering from poor health, and Pyongyang wants to hand power to the next generation

Author Image Kosuke Takahashi November 25, 2020

Japanese abductee’s family wants Biden to address North Korean crimes

The mother of Megumi Yokota, who was abducted by North Korean operatives at the age of 13, speaks out once again

Author Image Kosuke Takahashi November 19, 2020
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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

Author Image Kosuke Takahashi June 9, 2020

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

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

Author Image Kosuke Takahashi July 8, 2019

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

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

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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


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

Author Image Kosuke Takahashi April 24, 2019

Pokka still widely available in North Korea, despite Japanese embargo

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

Author Image Chad O'Carroll| Kosuke Takahashi October 5, 2018

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

Author Image Kosuke Takahashi August 31, 2018
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