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

Business 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 ...

National 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 ...