Kozo Takase

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Kozo Takase
Born (1975-12-26) 26 December 1975 (age 43)
EducationWaseda University
Years active1999–present
Notable credit(s)
NHK News Ohayō Nippon (NHK General TV) anchor (2017–present) newscaster (2008–2010)
NHK News 7 weekend host (2016–2017) weekend sub presenter (2011–2016)
News Shibu Goji news reader (2015–2016)
Kokkai Chukei reporter and director (2010–2011)
Gekkan Toretate My Video (2009–2010)
Spouse(s)Misaki Kawano

Kozo Takase (高瀬 耕造, Takase Kōzō, born December 26, 1975) is a Japanese announcer and news anchor for NHK. He hosts NHK's morning news show NHK News Ohayō Nippon (Good Morning Japan).

Early years[edit]

Born and raised in Kakogawa, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, Takase graduated from Waseda University. He belonged to a glee club as an undergraduate.


Takase was hired by NHK in April 1999, and started his career at NHK Niigata Branch.

In April 2008, Takase was moved to Tokyo Announcement Room and appointed as a biweekly newscaster of NHK's morning news show NHK News Ohayō Nippon, where he starred from 4:30 to 5:55 am until March 2010. He also hosted Gekkan Toretate My Video from April 2009 to March 2010.

From April 2010 to March 2011, Takase was involved in reporting from Diet.

In April 2011, Takase joined NHK News 7 as an assistant newscaster, starring on weekends until April 2012.[1] He then became a news reader for the news program aired at noon. In May 2015, he also presented at News Shibu Goji as a news reader.

From April 2016 to April 2017, he was an anchor of NHK News 7 for weekend.

In April 2017, he was appointed a main presenter for NHK News Ohayō Nippon with Mayuko Wakuda.

Personal life[edit]

When Takase worked for NHK Niigata Branch, he met and married Misaki Kawano, who was an announcer for Television Niigata Network.

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