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'Tokyo Geek's Guide': Mapping the epicenter of 'otaku' culture

/ Jul 22, 2017

'Tokyo Geek's Guide': Mapping the epicenter of 'otaku' culture

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Anyone on the lookout for "weird Japan" culture, take note. Tokyo Geek's Guide, by Gianni Simone.144 pages TUTTLE, Nonfiction. Around the world, Japan's otaku (geek) culture continues to grow in popularity, boasting a widening variety of nerdy-yet-hip obsessions, from manga and toys to cosplay. Gianni Simone, the Japan ...

At platform 9¾, Harry Potter fans mark 20 years of magic

Jun 27, 2017

At platform 9¾, Harry Potter fans mark 20 years of magic

Twenty years to the day after the first book in the Harry Potter series was published, fans gathered online and in the real world to express their enduring love for J.K. Rowling's magical creation. Since "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" came out in 1997, ...