For Japan's Nerd Heroine, Pokémon is a Bridge Between Strangers

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… » 8/22/13 8:00am 8/22/13 8:00am

The Queen of Pokémon Will Gross You Out. Again.

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?


See Nakagawa, who is Japan's queen … » 8/13/12 6:30am 8/13/12 6:30am

This Japanese Celebrity Knows How To Help the PS Vita (Hint: Final...)

Sony's PS Vita sure is struggling! Launching new hardware isn't easy—just ask Nintendo. But while Nintendo was able to turn the 3DS around, Sony hasn't done that yet with the Vita. Japanese celebrity and Pokémon queen » 8/08/12 5:50am 8/08/12 5:50am Shoko Nakagawa might have the logical answer.