About the Author
The authors are Brian Ashcraft and Shoko Ueda, a husband and wife team based in Osaka. Brian is the author of Arcade Mania! and is Contributing Editor for WIRED magazine, where he regularly writes the Japanese Schoolgirl Watch column. He also contributes Kotaku one of the world's most read blogs, and has written for the design magazine Metropolis Magazine, Popular Science, Ready Made, Otaku USA, the British tech magazine T3, and the The Japan Times newspaper -- among other publications. Shoko has been research assistant for the Japanese Schoolgirl Watch column for Wired magazine, and draws on her own experiences as a former Japanese schoolgirl. This is her first book.