Takahiro Omori

Takahiro Omori

Staff Writer, Sankei Shimbun
Takahiro Omori

Research Project: U.S. Perspectives on Japanese Suicide Attacks at the End of WWII

Takahiro Omori holds a Bachelor of Law under the Department of Political Science at Hosei University in Tokyo, Japan. He joined the Sankei Shimbun in 2007 and has been a journalist there for fifteen years. During that time, he has interviewed veterans, researchers, civilians, and members of older generations who have experienced WWII, including a surviving pilot of the suicide torpedo called "Kaiten" developed by the Japanese navy. Mr. Omori published a book (in Japanese) on this work, titled Kaiten: Researching the Mystery of the Suicide Note (2021). During the 2022-23 academic year, he will conduct research on the Japanese suicide attacks toward the end of WWII from the U.S perspective.