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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

15 October 2014

Powerful Typhoon Vongfong Kills 2, Injures More Than 70 in Japan

About two million people were evacuated, and damage, while limited, was still significant in isolated and rural prefectures such as Okinawa.

14 October 2014

Child's Murder Unveils Lack of Sympathy for Japan's Single Mothers

A babysitter is accused of killing a woman's young child while she picked up extra shifts at her job. A local politician implied that the mother is to blame.

13 October 2014

Hour-Long Total Lunar Eclipse Lights Up Japan's Sky

People in Japan greeted the astronomical phenomenon on October 8 with special yoga sessions and light shows.

8 October 2014

English Speakers Can Finally Enjoy Classic Japanese Cartoon ‘Doraemon’

Japan’s most beloved pop culture icon has been Disney-fied, prompting an online conversation among devoted Japanese anime fans.

3 October 2014

Waves of Synchronized Tweets From Japan Have Forced Twitter to Redo Its System

Japan's habit of publishing tweets at the same time on certain occasions have caused Twitter to crash in the past.

30 September 2014

6 English-Language Blogs to Help You Better Understand Japan

A list of the best in Japanese blogs covering Japanese current events, culture, politics, crime and more. Did we miss a blog? Let us know in the comments!

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.

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