Nevin Thompson is Japan Editor and Social Media Manager for Global Voices. He is a translator, writer, and journalist, and has been connected to Japan for more than 25 years. With the social media team, Nevin also provides marketing management support for Global Voices.
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 December, 2018
Given Japan's year of natural catastrophes, the Japanese Kanji Proficiency Society thought that “disaster” was a suitable symbol for 2018.
"We can discuss nuance all day long, but at the end of the day, it was Japan that invaded Korea and used slave labor."
The demons enter homes to scare children until being placated with sake. In other variations of the ritual, the demons will chase children through the streets to scare them.