Nevin Thompson served as Japan Editor and Social Media Manager for Global Voices from 2014 to 2022. He is a translator, writer, and journalist, and has been connected to Japan for nearly 30 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.
Latest posts by Nevin Thompson from December, 2015
Ringing in the New Year in Japan With Fresh Fish
Fish and seafood is an important part of New Year's celebrations in Japan. Here are some photos of shopping for fish.
Christmas in Japan? Get Ready for Running Trees, Dazzling Lights, and Fried Chicken
Japan has its own unique approach to Christmas that includes amazing light displays, delicate cakes and delicious fried chicken.
One Kanji Character Captures a Year of Uncertainty in Japan
The character 安 has been named the official kanji of 2015. The character is supposed to represent 'peace', but not always...
As Japan Refuses to Accept More Refugees, a Hateful Meme Goes Viral
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.
The Wonderful World of Japan's ‘Okonomiyaki’
Which is better: Osaka-style or Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki? One Twitter account is hoping to help you make up your mind.
Debunking Rumors About Japan's Supposed Anti-Muslim Restrictions
"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."
Famed Post-War Japanese Cartoonist Mizuki Shigeru Dies
Mizuki Shigeru, one of Japan's greatest post-War pop icons, has died. His cartoons captured the soul of Japan.