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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NewsFrames Community Report: Looking Back on April 2018

  May 9, 2018

Hello everyone. Here's a monthly update about what the NewsFrames community has been up to for the past month or so… we've been busy! This will likely be one of the last updates before the project goes on hiatus in early June (more here and here), as we think about...

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Pressing ‘Play’ on NewsFrames

  May 4, 2018

As our earlier post shared, we will need to pause overall starting in June as we consider the NewsFrames project moving forward. But we do have ideas about the future. Here are some ideas of ours to get the ball rolling.

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How Sex Is Framed When Reporting On Japan

  September 20, 2017

English-language media seem obsessed with sex in Japan. Geishas, boys who refuse sexuality, women who refuse to marry, androgyny, erotic robots, sex manga: these topics appear to dominate international coverage, creating an exotic and reductive view of Japanese culture.   However, it's hard to know whether this obvious tendency in...