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:

Thousands protest Abe, security bills at Diet rally

Aug 30, 2015

Thousands protest Abe, security bills at Diet rally

In one of the strongest signs of public frustration over controversial security bills likely to be passed by lawmakers next month, thousands of people surrounded the Diet building Sunday afternoon to protest their enactment and call for the resignation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. ...

Students launch hunger strike to protest security bills

Aug 27, 2015

Students launch hunger strike to protest security bills

Sitting upright across from the Diet building, the protesters say they know their fight against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government is going to take a heavy toll on them. But they say they have to do it nonetheless. Determined to foil an attempt to ...

Low-cost retailer Shimamura pulls pendant bearing Nazi symbol

Aug 21, 2015

Low-cost retailer Shimamura pulls pendant bearing Nazi symbol

Low-cost apparel retailer Shimamura Co., has removed necklaces that resemble a swastika, which was the notorious symbol of the Nazi Party, amid a growing online backlash over the design. At the center of the criticism is a gold-colored necklace, which is paired with a ...