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Nevin Thompson · December, 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.

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Latest posts by Nevin Thompson from December, 2016

A Satellite Launch Lights Up the Night Sky Over Japan

"A beautiful glow in the nighttime sky." "It was really impressive."

Japanese Prime Minister Observes Pearl Harbor Anniversary

When Prime Minister Abe Shinzo didn't really mention the war when he visited Pearl Harbor for the 75th anniversary of Japan's surprise attack against the United States.

‘Like an Air Raid’ — Stunning Photos of a Japanese Town Consumed By Fire

Outside of natural disasters, the fire in Itoigawa -- likely caused by a ramen shop kitchen mishap -- was Japan's worst in 20 years.

Transportation Showdown: Japanese Mascots’ Big Butts Vs. Train Doors

Japanese mascots often have a hard time boarding trains. It's because of their butts.

Masaki C. Matsumoto: English-Speaking, LGBT, Queer and Feminist in Japan

Masaki C. Matsumoto writes in both Japanese and English about LGBTQ+ issues in Japan. He was recently interviewed by Anime Feminist about the portrayal of LGBTQ in manga and anime.

Japan's ‘Kanji of the Year’ Choice Refers to the Olympics, Political Scandal and Trump

The kanji for "gold" was selected by the Japanese Kanji Proficiency Society based on the results of a nationwide poll. And now people are having fun with it.

Accessible Japan: Information About Traveling in Japan With a Disability

The site features gorgeous photos, as well as accessibility reviews of many of Japan's most famous landmarks.

Innovative Japanese Mapping Project Returns With Interactive Map of 1941 Pearl Harbor Attack

An innovative online mapping project, which incorporates historical photographs and eyewitness testimony re-colorized by neural networks, brings the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to life.

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