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Shaun O'Dwyer

Fukuoka, Japan
Professor and Contributor, Japan Times
As seen in: The Japan Times

University teacher, writer. I research American and modern Confucian philosophy, and contribute op-ed and news articles on Japan cultural and political issues.

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Biography

I have taught academic English and philosophy in Australian and Japanese universities, and am currently an associate professor in the Faculty of Languages and Cultures at Kyushu University. For the past three years I have also been writing op-ed articles and columns on political and cultural issu...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Interviewing a Buddhist priest in a whaling town about whale memorial ceremonies. He told me many interesting things.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

When I was a student, yes.

How is social media changing news?

Good side: democratizing journalism, speeding up dissemination of information. Bad side: democratizing journalism, speeding up dissemination of information.