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:

Timing is everything in SDF's recruitment drive

Jul 4, 2014

Timing is everything in SDF's recruitment drive

Most regard it as ironic, but some call it sinister. The Self-Defense Forces have launched an annual recruitment drive in the same week that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe handed Japan’s troops a new role. On Tuesday, the day Abe said the Cabinet had decided ...

Forbes magazine launches Japanese-language version

Jun 25, 2014

Forbes magazine launches Japanese-language version

The respected Forbes business magazine published the first issue of its Japanese-language version Wednesday with the aim of spotlighting Japanese entrepreneurs keen to boost their nation’s economy. The Japan edition is published under a license agreement between Forbes Media LLC and Tokyo-based media company ...

Tag pushed as an Olympic demo sport

Jun 20, 2014

Tag pushed as an Olympic demo sport

If there is one thing Yasuo and Takao Hazaki feel confident about outdoing any other father-son duo in, it is their intense commitment to the ancient playground game of “onigokko,” or team tag. In 2010, Yasuo Hazaki, 65, a social science professor at Josai ...