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 December, 2015
Fish and seafood is an important part of New Year's celebrations in Japan. Here are some photos of shopping for fish.
Japan has its own unique approach to Christmas that includes amazing light displays, delicate cakes and delicious fried chicken.
The character 安 has been named the official kanji of 2015. The character is supposed to represent 'peace', but not always...
Though Internet users only recently debunked a false English-language meme about Japan's alleged restrictions on Muslims, it's far from true that Japan necessarily welcomes immigrants and refugees with open arms.
Which is better: Osaka-style or Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki? One Twitter account is hoping to help you make up your mind.
"Although Japan does harbor prejudices and Japanese can be ignorant of other cultures, there has been no move to restrict Islamic practices or expel Muslims."