Nevin Thompson is the Japan Editor for Global Voices. He is a translator, writer, and journalist, and has been connected to Japan for more than twenty years.
Nevin currently lives and works on an island off the West Coast of Canada, and spends about three months each year with his family in Tsuruga, a small city on the Japan Sea Coast, just north of Kyoto.
Profile photo by Jer Clarke.
Latest posts by Nevin Thompson from March, 2015
Tepco's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility was severely damaged following the massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami that occurred on March 11, 2011.
"Although Nintendo's decision to enter the mobile market is a sign of the times and is a business decision, it's a bit of sad situation."
In the mid-2000s, some Japanese who do not earn enough to rent their own apartments began living in Internet cafe booths, considered a step above living on the street.
In a country used to mascots, even Japanese people are surprised by "Bonito Man," better known as Katsuo Ningen, who represents one of Japan's most isolated prefectures.
People from all over Japan participated in the Candy Rocket Project, embarking on a mission to launch a rocket. Candy maker UHA Mikakuto uploaded the results in cool YouTube video.
A recent video by prolific YouTube vlogger has gone viral, reaching more than half a million views. The video highlights Japan's working hours, and government effort to address the issue.