Kanako Takahara

Kanako Takahara is a staff writer who has covered national politics, diplomacy, business and the economy at The Japan Times. A graduate of Sophia University, she is currently a national news editor.

For Kanako Takahara's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Fashion rentals make sense for moms on the go

Aug 18, 2017

Fashion rentals make sense for moms on the go

As a mother of three who works full-time, buying my own clothes ranks among the lowest priorities on my to-do list. But when I do go shopping, most likely at fast-fashion Uniqlo outlets, I'll need to hurry and grab four or five items in about ...

Dec 15, 2015

Child center stripped girls to find missing piece of paper

A child consultation center in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Tuesday it stripped eight girls naked to conduct a body search in August to look for a piece of paper that went missing earlier that day. Center officials later apologized to the girls, saying it was ...

Japanese voice frustration, resignation over security shake-up

Sep 19, 2015

Japanese voice frustration, resignation over security shake-up

Members of the public interviewed in and around Tokyo on Saturday expressed disappointment and resignation following the Diet's enactment of the security bills in the early hours. Many said the government of conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had failed in its job to explain the ...