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 July, 2016
What is it like to call two countries home? What makes migrants move in the first place and how do they settle in a new society? Where do they belong?
Pokémon Go was finally released in Japan on July 22, 2016. The entire country has surrendered to the craze of capturing mythical monsters using a mobile device.
One Flickr user has tracked down and painstakingly restored prints by master Japanese photographer, T. Enami.
"Not only is what he did illegal, but beyond disrespectful to victims of the disaster who had no choice but to leave their homes."
"You had to open the car window like this," one Japanese Twitter user exclaimed, tweeting a photo of a manual window crank.
"Medvedeva-chan, thank you indeed for loving Sailor Moon so much!"
An online "talking dictionary" is attempting to preserve the Ainu language spoken by the indigenous inhabitants of Japan's northeastern island of Hokkaido.
"Cyclist Arashiro Yukiya wins "combativity award" on Tour de France! He inspires us all!"
It's election time in Japan again and for many Japanese people, that means the return of a particularly Japanese annoyance: 'sound cars' that repeat pointless and uninformative messages.