Nevin Thompson

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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.

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2017/10/03 | Nevin Thompson
Katsura Sunshine Brings the Japanese Art of Comic Storytelling to English-Language Audiences
The Canadian-born rakugo has taken his show on the road, performing in front of international audiences.
2017/09/13 | Nevin Thompson
Japan's Male Sex Workers Speak Out in 'Boys For Sale'
A new documentary provides a humane and empathetic look at the lives of men working in Tokyo's 'urisen' trade.
2017/09/08 | Nevin Thompson
The Strange Case of the Japanese Plastic Surgeon Who Admires Nazis
'For the time being, Takasu, by all accounts, remains unapologetic about his statements, despite the overwhelming evidence of the Nazis’ atrocities, and despite criticism of his remarks both in Japan, and, increasingly, abroad.'
2017/06/13 | Nevin Thompson
Why Japanese Locals Rejoice About a Restart for Nuclear Power Plant
This is the second nuclear reactor to be restarted at Takahama, and brings up to five the number of reactors restarted across Japan after being shut down following the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear meltdown at Fukushima.
2017/04/13 | Nevin Thompson
Osaka Becomes the First Municipality in Japan to Recognize Same-Sex Foster Parents
This pioneering decision by the city of Osaka has been trending on Twitter since the beginning of April 2017.