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 February, 2017
Spectacular images of an annual fiery festival in Obama, Japan, that marks the start of spring.
Known as "dekotora," hobbyists trick out their trucks with flashing neon lights, airbrushed murals and lots and lots of chrome.
A news release from Japanese power utility TEPCO generated a number of headlines across Western media that were sorely missing context.
At least two million people visit the festival each year, making for some great photo uploads on social media.
The new US Defense Secretary tried hard to reassure America's Japanese ally that Trump means no harm. Some were not impressed.