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Rob Gilhooly

Rob Gilhooly is an award-winning British photographer and writer whose work has appeared in publications around the globe, including the Guardian and New Scientist. He was formerly a staff writer at the Japan Times and has contributed as a freelance since 2002. In 2004, he obtained an MA in journalism. His website can be found at www.japanphotojournalist.com

For Rob Gilhooly's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Learning to stand up to domestic violence in Japan

/ Mar 4, 2017

Learning to stand up to domestic violence in Japan

Satoru Tanaka tentatively pulls from his briefcase a well-thumbed sheet of plain paper, onto which has been sketched three smiling faces along with a simple but astute message: “Daddy’s promise,” it begins. “Always smile, and if you feel the urge to fight, take a ...

Domestic violence: 'Abuse was all I knew'

May 7, 2016

Domestic violence: 'Abuse was all I knew'

There’s an almost dispassionate matter-of-factness in the way Risa Tanaka describes how she was tortured by her husband. One of the methods he favored, she says, was to act as a police interrogator, asking senseless questions and, if he didn’t like the answers, ramming ...

All at sea: Lack of regulations hurting tuna stocks

Jan 30, 2016

All at sea: Lack of regulations hurting tuna stocks

Adorning the walls of Kanji Nishi’s three-roomed apartment are a dozen framed photos. None features his children, Shota and Chisato, who are sitting cross-legged on the floor shunning smartphones for origami artistry. Instead, Nishi is seen posing alongside a different kind of pride and ...