Tomohiro Osaki

Tomohiro Osaki is a staff writer in the Domestic News Division. A graduate of Sophia University in Tokyo, he likes to explore under-reported realities of Japanese youth, with a tendency toward the taboo.

For Tomohiro Osaki's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Japanese companies riding high on Nishikori's success

Sep 8, 2014

Japanese companies riding high on Nishikori's success

After Kei Nishikori became the first Asian male to advance to a Grand Slam final on Saturday in New York, enterprises ranging from Wowow to Uniqlo rejoiced at what they happily described as an “unprecedented” surge in subscriptions and sales of related merchandise.

New environment chief Mochizuki takes on Fukushima radiation woes

Sep 4, 2014

New environment chief Mochizuki takes on Fukushima radiation woes

New Environment Minister Yoshio Mochizuki on Thursday stressed the ministry’s commitment to speeding up efforts to reduce Fukushima’s radiation woes and vowed to get the prefecture’s radioactive waste storage facility up and running. Mochizuki’s appointment comes after Fukushima Mayor Yuhei Sato on Saturday officially ...