Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential: How Teenage Girls Made A Nation Cool

Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential: How Teenage Girls Made A Nation Cool

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Suitable for those curious about the girls that populate Japan's pop culture, this book takes the reader beyond the realm of everyday schoolgirls to discover the secrets behind this iconic creature. By talking to Japanese women including J-pop idols, and well known actresses, it discovers the history behind Japan's obsession with schoolgirls. Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential', is a must for anyone curious about the girls that populate Japan's pop culture. For years schoolgirls have shown up in internationally popular anime such as 'Sailor Moon', 'The Melancholy of Haruhi'show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 134 x 188 x 14mm | 281.23g
  • Kodansha America, Inc
  • Kodansha International Ltd
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • English
  • 1 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 4770031157
  • 9784770031150
  • 155,317

About Brian Ashcraft

. The authors are Brian Ashcraft and Shoko Ueda, a husband and wife team based in Osaka. Brian is the author of Arcade Mania! and is Contributing Editor for WIRED magazine, where he regularly writes the Japanese Schoolgirl Watch column. He also contributes Kotaku one of the world's most read blogs, and has written for the design magazine Metropolis Magazine, Popular Science, Ready Made, Otaku USA, the British tech magazine T3, and the The Japan Times newspaper -- among other publications.Shoko has been research assistant for the Japanese Schoolgirl Watch column for Wired magazine, and draws on her own experiences as a former Japanese schoolgirl. This is her first bookshow more

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