Krissah Thompson

For Krissah Thompson's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Perceptions of brothers don't fit neatly into pre-existing box

Apr 29, 2013

Perceptions of brothers don't fit neatly into pre-existing box

Chechen? American? Immigrant? Citizen? Muslim? Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may be all of the above, but how Americans attempt to come to grips with the attacks allegedly perpetrated by the brothers has much to do with how Americans identify them. ...

Man who shot '47 Percent' video reveals identity

Mar 18, 2013

Man who shot '47 Percent' video reveals identity

Until last week, Scott Prouty’s only bout with fame came when he dived into a canal in Florida and saved a woman from drowning. Like many Americans, the Boston area native held down working-class jobs, ran into some financial trouble and remained generally anonymous. ...

The first family: ordinary yet extraordinary

Jan 28, 2013

The first family: ordinary yet extraordinary

As President Barack Obama took the stage to deliver his acceptance speech on the night of his re-election, his younger daughter nudged his arm. He bent down to listen to 11-year-old Sasha. “Behind you,” she mouthed. The president nodded and promptly turned to wave ...