Takumi

Honesty and justice

The Japanese Takumi Hikohito is another character in the novel Looking for Alaska by John Green. He  is a friend of the Colonel and Alaska and of the same age as them. We learn nothing of his family other than the fact that his grandmother and grandfather lived in Japan (p. 108). He is described as thin and not much taller than the Colonel (p. 25). Soon the four of them become friends.

Takumi is honest and justice-loving. When he wants to find out something, he researches until he knows. Thus, he is usually the first to know the secrets of others. He is determined to find out who betrayed Marya and her friend, because he feels it is their duty to avenge them (p. 41). In his search, he takes a detective-like approach, investigating where exactly the possible su...

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