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.