Here are some links to sources of information about the Japanese gaming industry and government. See also Readings About JGC.
See a list of Japanese game designers.
- Top Japan Game Developers (companies) from Ranker - http://www.ranker.com/list/top-japanese-game-developers/el-gamer-grande
- GLOCOM: Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM) at International University of Japan has papers on game industry like Content Business and Games.
- Industry Organization: Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association (CESA) is an industry association that organizes the Tokyo Game Show and the Japan Game Awards. Their English web site doesn't seem to be updated much and links are broken, http://www.cesa.or.jp/index.php/en
- Japanese News: The Japan Times regularly has news about the Japanese game industry like this story about Social-gaming and traditional media no longer deadly foes.
- Mobile and Casual Gaming: Dr. Serkan Toto who consults on Japan's web, mobile, and casual gaming industries has a blog with posts in English. He posts slides from his talks like this one on DeNA, Mobage, GREE – Demystifying Japan’s Social Gaming Market
- Nintendo has many sites. Their global site (where you pick a country) is here http://www.nintendo.com/countryselector . Wikipedia has a History of Nintendo. Here are some other sites related to Nintendo:
- Iwata Asks are interviews that Nintendo Global President Satoru Iwata has conducted with key staff. One of the few peeks inside the company.
- Nintendo America's page on Legal Information (Copyrights, Emulators, ROMs, etc.) which makes their views on emulators clear.
- You can always search the New York Times for Nintendo or other companies.
- There are also books like the rather enthusiastic Inoue, Osamu. Nintendo Magic: Winning the Videogame Wars. Trans. Starr, Paul Tuttle. New York: Vertical, 2010. Print.
- Pachinko: the best introduction is Pachinko Nation by David Plotz.
Online Shopping for Japanese Items
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