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.
Latest posts by Nevin Thompson
26 July 2015
24 July 2015
For the islands, everything changed on March 11, 2011, when a devastating tsunami swept away everything from houses to oyster beds.
16 July 2015
"In front of the national Diet. On what path is this country now headed, I wonder? July 15, 2015: a day of dread."
27 June 2015
A Japanese girl group's clash with municipal government highlights increasingly vocal opposition to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government.
20 June 2015
An American executive's arrest has highlighted Japan's zero-tolerance attitude towards illegal drugs, including those legal in other countries.
13 June 2015
12 June 2015
Before a star player was injured in the opening game, Japan was the overwhelming favorite to win this year's FIFA Women's World Cup. Can Nadeshiko Japan still pull it off?
7 June 2015
1 June 2015
Global Voices interviews Dr. BA Wakefield, a lecturer at Leiden University who is organizing a the Safety and Disaster in Japanese Popular Culture after Fukushima workshop on June 5.
A boy manages to capture video shortly after a volcano suddenly erupts on an island in southwestern Japan. For residents of nearby Kagoshima, volcanoes have become a way of life.