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I need some help finding resources on Japan...

Postby Achronos808 » 2008年 Nov月 12日 10時48分

I need to find some resources on Akihabara.... problem is that it is extremely hard finding a scholarly source... or I don't know how to look up things.... or looking in the wrong places.... If I cannot fine enough sources... I may need some on the Yamanote JR Line
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Re: I need some help finding resources on Japan...

Postby estuff02 » 2008年 Nov月 12日 19時50分

Is this for a report? Is this about "akiba" culture? Hope this helps:

There are English-Language Japanese Newspapers Online. I there are occasional headlines about Akiba
Japan Times, the English Asahi Shibubn ...

Patrick Macias has written some books about Japanese subculture, not sure specifically about "Akiba"
http://www.patrickmacias.com/

READ THIS: FUCKING good information about Comiket and "doujinshi". Plus it official.
http://www.comiket.co.jp/info-a/WhatIsEng080528.pdf

Blog of Japanese Surveys.
http://whatjapanthinks.com/

Someone is doing a scholarly study on "Nico Nico Douga", not sure if that's what you want.
http://d.hatena.ne.jp/metagold/
http://metagold.org/

Then there is the "Akiba" blogs, not that very informative "conceptual-wise" but you know whats happening (or day after it happened due to translation).
http://en.akibablog.net/ (Note: NSFW ads, you were warned.)
http://akibanana.com/index.php
http://www.akiba-ch.com/

"Canned Dogs" is another blog I go to. Has a more underground feel like "insert credit" than the other "akiba" blogs I posted. Here some stats about the "otaku markets":
http://zepy.momotato.com/2008/11/10/ota ... #more-2617

Didn't even scratch the Japanese Links yet.
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Re: I need some help finding resources on Japan...

Postby Achronos808 » 2008年 Nov月 12日 21時32分

Holy moly... Thank you very much!
Woot! a map, I need to add that in for the area.... TYVM!
The NSFW site... lol eroge =D.
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