The Word 'Otaku' Was Banned By NHK Until 2008

In a piece on the Lolita Complex, punks and otaku, game translator and author Matt Alt points out that the word "otaku" ("geek") was a dirty word of sorts, banned by NHK until 2008. More in the link. [Neojaponisme]


    otaku doesnt mean geek,

    Did you even read the article you linked tom?


    "...In modern Japanese slang, the term otaku is most often equivalent to "geek"..."


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