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:

New law to fight bias against 'burakumin' seen falling short

| Dec 19, 2016

New law to fight bias against 'burakumin' seen falling short

Overshadowed by the 11th-hour furor over casino legalization and other legislation forced through the Diet by the ruling bloc last week was the enactment of a lesser-known law that has significant implications for Japan’s minority burakumin. The law enacted Dec. 9 marks a turning ...

Diet enacts contentious casino legislation

/ Dec 15, 2016

Diet enacts contentious casino legislation

The Diet enacted a law to legalize casinos Thursday morning amid ongoing public concerns over a raft of potential social ills, including surges in gambling addiction and organized crime. For Japan, it seems casino legalization could be equivalent to opening Pandora’s box. The nation ...