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.
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Twitter Japan typically provides no explanation for the bans, or why accounts are restored.
"Municipalities all over Japan have reported receiving death threats when announcing vaccination programs, particularly for teens and adolescents."
The incident illustrates the increasing interactions between bears and humans in Japan.
As Japan continues to struggle with a new wave of COVID-19 infections, opposition to the upcoming Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games continues to build.
"On This Date During the Battle of Okinawa, 76 Years Ago" shares daily links to blog posts that describe the battle, typically from the point of view of citizens of Okinawa.
The decision to release the wastewater poses seriously implications for fishing communities along the Fukushima coastline.
Yet another setback for the 2020 Olympic games, already postponed a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and plagued with gaffes.
White supremacy in Victoria makes going about daily life pretty easy for people like me, but potentially deadly for a whole lot of other people.
Prominent Harvard professor pilloried for peddling revisionist history about wartime ‘comfort women’
Historians familiar with wartime sexual slavery perpetrated by Japanese armed forces point out that the professor, J. Mark Ramseyer, has long championed historical revisionism.
Support for Mori by men in prominent leadership positions suggests that anti-women attitudes are in fact quite normal in the country.
Critics are also drawing attention to the DHC's connections to the Japanese far-right and its efforts to distribute conspiracy theories online.
Aimed at social media editors in newsrooms, this 75-minute webinar will focus on how automating publishing on social media can increase reader engagement while freeing up resources for other tasks.
Donald Trump seems to have found supporters amid Japan's religious cults.
密 (mitsu), in some cases, means "close, crowded, or confined."
The film features a variety of individuals involved in art, activism, nightlife, and politics in Japan.
The vintage playing cards feature what was arguably the most prominent figure of daily life in early post-war Japan: the American soldier.
Our work and our international community of contributors is proof that human connections across lines of difference can change how people understand the world.
In Japan, Trump is not always regarded with the dismissiveness or loathing that is so common in the United States or even in Canada.
Decision to dump radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear disaster site into the ocean sparks alarm
About 1.25 million tonnes of contaminated water is currently stored at the Fukushima Daiichi installation.
Yogetsu Asakusa combines beatboxing beats with traditional Buddhist sutras.
After ranking last for seven consecutive years, Ibaraki jumped up five spots on an annual survey ranking Japan's prefectures by "attractiveness."