Nevin Thompson

Nevin Thompson is Japan Editor and Social Media Manager for Global Voices. He is a translator, writer, and journalist, and has been connected to Japan for more than twenty years. With the social media team, Nevin also provides marketing management support for Global Voices.

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.

Profile photo by Jer Clarke.

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Latest posts by Nevin Thompson

Twitter Japan appears to suspend government critics

Twitter Japan typically provides no explanation for the bans, or why accounts are restored.

At Twitter's Tokyo Office, Protesters Stomp on Hateful Tweets

Demonstrators gathered outside Twitter Japan's Tokyo headquarters to demand that the company do more to rein in harassment and hate speech.

In Effort to Stop Anti-Korean Hate Speech, Osaka Mayor Wants to Loosen Internet Privacy Laws

For more than a decade, Osaka and other communities with large populations of ethnic Korean residents have struggled to deal with far-right organizations that target ethnic Koreans and other minorities.

Japanese Police Are Spying on Muslims, Despite The Constitution

The Supreme Court's dismissal of a case questioning the legality of putting Muslims under surveillance based on their religion alone brought a long series of court battles to an end.

What Does Japan’s State Secrecy Act Mean for Free Expression?

Japan’s controversial State Secrecy Act became law on Wednesday, December 10. The law imposes strict penalties on leakers of state secrets.

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