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:

Ex-bureaucrat blasts Abe on news program

Mar 30, 2015

Ex-bureaucrat blasts Abe on news program

A surprise show of protest by a former bureaucrat against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a live news program Friday night is drawing flak from both the government and broadcaster TV Asahi. Ex-Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry official Shigeaki Koga launched into a ...

Mar 18, 2015

Rights groups stage racism summit for embassy staff

Ethnic minorities and other socially vulnerable members of Japanese society gathered Wednesday to relate their stories of racial discrimination to embassy representatives in an effort to raise global awareness of their plight and fight racism. Organized by a union of more than 80 anti-discrimination ...

Syrian asylum seekers sue for refugee status

Mar 17, 2015

Syrian asylum seekers sue for refugee status

Four asylum seekers from strife-riven Syria sued the central government at the Tokyo District Court on Tuesday, demanding that they be recognized as refugees. The move, the first of its kind by Syrians in Japan, represents a direct challenge to the government’s persistent reluctance ...

Aum foes review '95 sarin attack ahead of 20th anniversary

Mar 15, 2015

Aum foes review '95 sarin attack ahead of 20th anniversary

As Japan readies for the 20th anniversary this week of the deadly terrorist attack perpetrated by doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo on Tokyo’s subway system, a number of those who fought the cult in its heyday gathered Saturday to reflect on their missteps in handling ...