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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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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...

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@shaunodwyer — 109 followers, 120 tweets

My latest article on hate speech, philosophical perfectionism and Japanese hate speech law - "Perfectionism & Hate Speech Law", in Philosophy Now. @PhilosophyNow #HateSpeech #ヘイトスピーチ https://t.co/bHwq4KwXzv https://t.co/nFOAbX3W8Y
My latest article on hate speech, philosophical perfectionism and Japanese hate speech law, in "Philosophy Now". @PhilosophyNow #HateSpeech #ヘイトスピーチ https://t.co/bHwq4KOyY5 https://t.co/8Uk3YHmhF2
@Boopio @Voice4AnimalsNL I know a few Japanese activists involved in this work- but it's a tough gig with a lot of nasty local blow back.
@Boopio Interesting! Is this prod by Japanese activists?
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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.