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Shusuke Murai

Shusuke Murai was born in Japan and spent his teen years in central Ohio. He graduated from New York University with a M.A. in Communication. His interests include the activities of virtual communities, intercultural interactions in the information society and futuristic gadgets.

For Shusuke Murai's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Minato Ward hosts first disaster seminar for foreign residents

Jul 1, 2017

Minato Ward hosts first disaster seminar for foreign residents

Foreign residents gathered for a seminar in Tokyo's Minato Ward on Saturday to learn how to use disaster kits and protect themselves during emergencies, even if they can't speak Japanese. The event, which was held in English with the help of volunteers, taught about 60 ...

Sinister world of the dark web is just a few clicks away

| Jun 19, 2017

Sinister world of the dark web is just a few clicks away

The internet has long been an essential fixture of people's lives. But the candy-colored cupcake photos on Instagram and hilarious animal videos on YouTube are just the sugar-coated, cat-tastic surface of the internet. There's also the web's seamy underbelly — an anonymous hidden marketplace that ...