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Nevin Thompson · November, 2016

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.

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Latest posts by Nevin Thompson from November, 2016

24 November 2016

VIDEO: How Do Japanese Cats Stay Warm in Winter? With ‘Kotatsus’, Just Like Humans

YouTube vlog Kagoneko captures a quintessential Japanese winter scene of warmth and comfort—cats snuggling under 'kotatsus.'

21 November 2016

Japanese Social Media Panic After Psychic ‘Predicts’ Massive Earthquake

"Matsubara Teruko, who predicted the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, is the perfect example of the saying 'even a stopped clock is right twice a day.' Trust her predictions accordingly."

19 November 2016

When Abe Met the Trumps

Japanese PM Abe was the first world leader to meet the US President-elect. While the meeting reportedly went well, not everyone in Japan is thrilled.

17 November 2016

1990s Japan Is Alive Online Thanks to One Man

Lyle Hiroshi Saxon's massive Web presence provides a fascinating glimpse into life in Japan during the 1990s.

10 November 2016

How Japan Is Reacting to Donald Trump's Presidential Victory

A Donald Trump presidency raises a number of pressing questions for Japan.

6 November 2016

It's Autumn in Kyoto, Which Means It's Time for ‘Leaf-Peeping’ Season

Behold some of the most spectacular Instagram photos of fall in Arashiyama, on the western outskirts of Kyoto.

3 November 2016

A Japanese Idol Group’s Nazi-Like Costumes Highlight the ‘Fundamental Problem’ of Historical Ignorance

Keyakizaka46's Halloween costumes were regarded as "cute" at first. But some people noticed they looked like Nazi uniforms. Was the apology genuine—or enough?

2 November 2016

GV Face: How We're Feeling Six Days Before the US Elections

GV Face

With just six days to go until this roller coaster of an election campaign is over, everyone's nerves are thoroughly frayed.

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