What kind of quality issues takeda had?
any photos on that masayuki yet ?
Another vote for Falk. I have a saute pan and a saucier from them and as Anthony said, I actually look forward to using them. Plus, you can make the saute
With your restrained budget I would go for carbon steel. Costs less because production is a bit easier. Consider a Fujiwara FKH with japanesechefsknife.com