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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:

Imperial Rescript on Education making slow, contentious comeback

Apr 11, 2017

Imperial Rescript on Education making slow, contentious comeback

Once declared incompatible with Japan’s postwar transformation into a democracy, a 19th-century Imperial edict on patriotism is slowly making its way back into the nation’s education. Spearheading its resurgence is none other than the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Last month, Abe’s Cabinet ...

Diplomatic dialogue paves way for Abe-Xi talks

Apr 4, 2017

Diplomatic dialogue paves way for Abe-Xi talks

Senior diplomats from Japan and China held talks in Tokyo Tuesday on measures to counter North Korea’s nuclear provocations, laying the groundwork for a possible July meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Akiba ...