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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 — 105 followers, 118 tweets

Oct 01, 2017

@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.

Sep 28, 2017

@Boopio Interesting! Is this prod by Japanese activists?

Sep 25, 2017

@Anti_Discrimina 6/6.以上のことから、人種差別的な表現に対しては脅迫罪をより厳しく適応させるように働きかけ、市民社会活動を続けることの方がよいと思います。

Sep 25, 2017

@Anti_Discrimina 4/6.イギリスやフランスのヘイトスピーチ刑法下において、あなたたちのような活動家に下記のような事が起こりました。  http://outrage.org.uk/1995/01/gay-activists-stand-trial-over-islamic-protest/  https://t.co/HLzdjPzbdW https://t.co/1nUX0iFLux

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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.