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Nevin Thompson · May, 2020

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.

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Latest posts by Nevin Thompson from May, 2020

30 May 2020

Tour little-known tourist spots in Japan on YouTube

YouTube channel Anna Film Production produces short videos of interesting and scenic spots in the Kansai region in western Japan.

25 May 2020

Foreign Correspondent's Club of Japan accused of censorship after taking down Tokyo Olympics parody

The April issue of the club's magazine featured the Tokyo Olympics' emblem depicted in the shape of a coronavirus, which reportedly prompted copyright complaints from the Olympic Organising Committee.

20 May 2020

Following COVID-19 closure, Ghibli Museum posts mini-tours online

One of Japan's most beloved tourist attractions is offering short virtual tours on YouTube.

6 May 2020

Are Japanese ‘murder hornets’ invading North America?

It's unlikely they will murder you, but they pose a serious threat to apiaries.

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