Takagi was portrayed by James Shigeta.
Takagi dies early on in the film. When Hans Gruber and his terrorist group raided Nakatomi Plaza, he was taken away by Hans and questioned regarding the access codes to the building's main vault containing millions in bearer bonds. Takagi refused to give Hans the code keys, stating that the corporation's head office in Tokyo would immediately be alerted by any attempted break-in and that the codes would be instantly changed. Takagi said to Hans that he may as well kill him. Hans replied "OK," and then shot Takagi in the head, painting the window behind him red.