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 October, 2017
Thanks to increasing ties between the two countries, the number of Indians living in Japan has increased over the past two decades to at least 28,000.
In Japanese, the 'kyr' in 'Kyrgyz' sounds a lot like 'kill'.
"Hey, non-Japanese are not prohibited from participating in Japanese elections, okay? I wonder why they do it. Does it feel good to spread such false rumors?"
A "super typhoon"--equivalent to a category five hurricane--is threatening Japan and the country's general election.
Japan votes on October 22. The campaign has seen the disintegration of one political party, and the birth of two new ones, plus plans to change the 'peace constitution.'
What do you do when your national language doesn't show up in Google Translate? If you're the Faroe Islands, you just crowd-source your own solution.
Some people have fun hanging clothes in Japan, while others appear to be indifferent to the task.
Aoyagi Bisen's video of her writing one of the most complicated Chinese characters went viral in September.
Japan's Removal from South Korea's Winter Olympics Map Revives Old Disputes Between the Two Neighbors
The organizing committee of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics explained that the omission of Japan on the map was a simple technical mistake.