Articles by: Patrick W. Galbraith
Q & A

Voice actress & tarento

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Features

Legitimate entertainment or indefensible smut? The thriving industry of dating simulator games is inspiring a legion of followers--and detractors

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A handy new guide covers Japanese subculture from A to Z

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After finding fame as otaku idols, the Nakano Fujoshi Sisters are striking gold as a boy group

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A digital-age literary form has become a publishing powerhouse

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As the summer sizzles with major cosplay events across Japan, the industry branches out in bold new directions

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Despite negative stereotypes and shifting demographics, Tokyo’s doll industry is booming

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Local Flavors

When it comes to eating in Akihabara, size does matter

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An innovative culinary guide drags otaku into the kitchen

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Pop Life

Fan-generated content is helping to enliven Japan’s media industry

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Fan-generated content is helping to enliven Japan’s media industry

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The video sharing site is giving rise to unlikely media stars

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The video sharing site is giving rise to unlikely media stars

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Japanese women go gaga over bosatsu danshi

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Japanese women go gaga over bosatsu danshi

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Can Sweden’s digital freedom fighters gain a foothold in Japan?

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Can Sweden’s digital freedom fighters gain a foothold in Japan?

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Japan’s figure industry spawns a thriving subculture

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Japan’s figure industry spawns a thriving subculture

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A cookbook author tries to get otaku into the kitchen

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A cookbook author tries to get otaku into the kitchen

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Yes, otaku nightlife does exist!

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Yes, otaku nightlife does exist!

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Otaku collectors flex their muscle at the cash register

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Otaku collectors flex their muscle at the cash register

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The up-and-coming fest pulls out the stops for its second edition

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Fanboys are wearing skirts—and gaining strength

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Fanboys are wearing skirts—and gaining strength

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Japan’s new media sensations blur the line between the real and the imaginary

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Japan’s new media sensations blur the line between the real and the imaginary

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Anime tourism experiences a boom despite the gloomy economy

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Anime tourism experiences a boom despite the gloomy economy

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The "entertainment dining" phenomenon shows no signs of letting up

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The "entertainment dining" phenomenon shows no signs of letting up

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Tokyo's youth-culture hub has a surprising otaku history

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Tokyo's youth-culture hub has a surprising otaku history

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