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 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.