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:

Survivors of domestic abuse hold parade in Shibuya

Nov 15, 2015

Survivors of domestic abuse hold parade in Shibuya

In a rare event designed to raise their profile, about 50 survivors of domestic abuse and their supporters held a parade in central Tokyo Sunday to demonstrate their vows not to succumb to violence. The participants, mostly women, marched along the wide avenue known ...

Nov 13, 2015

Transgender bureaucrat sues METI over sex discrimination

A transgender trade bureaucrat on Friday launched a landmark ¥18 million discrimination lawsuit against the government, claiming the trade ministry refused to let her use the female toilets and harassed her about her sex change. The lawsuit, filed with the Tokyo District Court, exposed ...

City withdraws controversial 'ama' divers mascot

Nov 6, 2015

City withdraws controversial 'ama' divers mascot

The city of Shima in Mie Prefecture has scrapped its endorsement of a controversial mascot slammed by some locals as overly sexual and demeaning to local ama divers. The move, announced Thursday, came after the city, slated to host next year’s Group of Seven ...