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:

Rainbow parade celebrates LGBT equality push

Apr 26, 2015

Rainbow parade celebrates LGBT equality push

Some 3,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people paraded through Tokyo’s Shibuya district Sunday afternoon to demonstrate their hope that Japanese society will continue to forge ahead with recent moves to embrace equality and diversity. In a nation where prejudice against sexual minorities persists, ...

British Embassy hosts same-sex marriage of own staff

Apr 24, 2015

British Embassy hosts same-sex marriage of own staff

For the first time ever, two British Embassy employees got married in a same-sex wedding at the embassy in Tokyo Friday in the hopes of helping Japan learn of U.K.-style “diversity and inclusion” as it searches for ways to better accommodate lesbian, gay, bisexual ...

Sony moves to allow young workers to study abroad

Apr 17, 2015

Sony moves to allow young workers to study abroad

As part of efforts to give its younger workers an incentive to acquire skills that will benefit their future careers at the company, Sony Corp. said Friday it will allow its junior employees to study abroad for two years. The stepped-up assistance for employees’ ...

Japanese ballerina leaps into principal role at Australian Ballet

Apr 16, 2015

Japanese ballerina leaps into principal role at Australian Ballet

A 24-year-old Japanese ballerina has been appointed principal artist with the prestigious Australian Ballet, the company has announced. In an unprecedented promotion, Ako Kondo, a native of Nagoya Prefecture, became the first Japanese dancer to be elevated to the highest rank at Australia’s largest ...

Apr 3, 2015

Tokyo considers rewards for administering first aid

In what is expected to be a first in Japan, the Metropolitan Fire Department may offer financial aid to people who administer first aid to accident and disaster victims, an official said Friday. The fire department is calling on the public not to be ...