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Matt Alt is a grown man with far too much interest in yokai, ninja, ghosts, monsters, and robots. He lives in Tokyo with his wife and frequent collaborator, Hiroko Yoda.


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On April 28, 2015, President Obama publicly thanked Japan for "manga and anime, and, of course, emojis." How did emoji wind up at the White House? It was a long and winding road, andI wrote about it for the New Yorker. (Above, a set of some of the very earliest emoji released by DoCoMo in 1999 and 2000.)

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Yokai Attack! by Hiroko Yoda
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Anime - A History by Jonathan Clements
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A must read for anime scholars. Particularly useful for its excellent information on anime industry happenings in the 1940s-1960s period, very little of which is available in English.
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The Book of Yokai by Michael Dylan Foster
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Yokohama Yankee by Leslie Helm
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