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Shoko Nakagawa, Japan's own nerd heroine and queen of Pokémon hasn't exactly had an easy upbringing. Her school life after elementary school was mostly filled with rejection and alienation from classmates due to her being different. But staying true to her love of Pokémon has paid off in spades as she recalls in her new book, Shoko Nakgawa: Pokémon Gave Me a Reason to Live (中川祥子 ポケモンが生きる意味を教えてくれた).

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One of my favourite things is watching people draw. I'm not very good at drawing, but there's something relaxing about watching people who are. Late last year, Japanese celeb Shoko Nakagawa appeared on a variety program and was able to show off how talented she is at art (and how other celebrities aren't!).

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Like clockwork, every summer in Japan, you can hear cicada, or "semi" (セミ), throughout the country. That buzzing cry is something that people instantly associate with the season. And like clockwork, idol Shoko Nakagawa is back this August with more stomach-churning cicada photos. Yay?

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In the West, when someone says Pokémon, you think about your favourite Pocket Monster, the cartoons, or the games themselves. The same goes for Japan, but there's something else that comes to mind. Make that, someone else.

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In 2006, an unknown named Olivia Munn began hosting a program on game-centric network G4. Five years later, she's sitting on Dave Letterman's sofa and readying her sitcom debut. Olivia Munn is a new breed, that stretches beyond the US.

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It may belong to the Nintendo DS game based on Japanese science program "Tobidase! Kagaku-kun," starring the skinless Mr. Science, famous geek spokesperson Shoko Nakagawa and comedian Naoki Tanaka, who hunt animals for scientific purposes and make amazing box art.