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Nevin Thompson

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.

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Latest posts by Nevin Thompson

29 September 2014

How to Go Trainspotting in China Without Being Charged With Espionage

YouTube vlogger RailKingJP regularly uploads fantatsic footage of his trainspotting adventures in Japan and abroad. New to the hobby? He also offers tips and tricks for tracking down trains.

27 September 2014

Video of Japan's Mount Ontake Eruption as it Happened

One person has been left dead, nearly fifty climbers are severely injured, and ten people are missing after Mount Ontake, a popular climbing spot, in central Japan, erupted.

24 September 2014

A Japanese Man Pops the Question With the Help of a Dancing Flash Mob in Osaka

Millions have seen the video of the man's creative marriage proposal, set to the tune of Louder by Japanese pop star Charice.

23 September 2014

New Zealand Is Out to Tarnish Japan's Reputation Over Whaling, or so Says Japan's Public Broadcaster

"New Zealand's real aim: to damage Japan's international reputation," according to NHK's News Watch 9 program. Some Japanese Twitter users thought the reaction was a bit much.

18 September 2014

Why the Construction of an American Military Base in Henoko Is Being Described as Japan's Ferguson

A US Marine Corps Air Station Futenma is being relocated from the central part of Okinawa Island to pristine Henoko. Authorities have broken up protests using aggressive methods.

13 September 2014

Keiko Tsuyama Is Breaking the Odds as a Japanese Journalist Covering the United States

Keiko Tsuyama talks about her career reporting on America and why people should be paying attention to the US military base planned for Japan's Henoko and Oura Bay.

14 September 2005

Inside The Japanese Blogosphere

David Jacobson at Japan Media Review has prepared an excellent summary about how Japanese bloggers covered the country's recent parliamentary elections on September 11. As part of the post, Jacobson...

31 August 2005

Inside The Japanese Blogosphere

Blogging in Iraq Japanese photojournalist Hiroshi Okamoto, who travelled to Iraq on assignment in 2004 and spent one month in Samawa, has produced a food blog of his experiences. Although...

19 August 2005

Inside the Japanese Blogosphere

Japanese bloggers were able to offer almost realtime accounts of the recent earthquake in northern Japan. Says one Japanese blogger: The fridge door swung open, the goldfish bowl fell off...

5 August 2005

Inside the Japanese Blogosphere

Japanese bloggers were able to offer almost realtime accounts of the recent earthquake in northern Japan. Says one Japanese blogger: The fridge door swung upon, the goldfish bowl fell off...

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