PhD (University of California, Davis)
Professor, Miyazaki International College
Debra Occhi is a linguistic anthropologist and a professor at Miyazaki International College in Japan. She received her PhD from the University of California, Davis, in 2000. Debra writes mostly about Japanese language, culture, and anime, but she has also been known to reflect upon the roles of flowers in Japanese culture and changing notions of love and romance.
U900: A cute Japanese 'character' band with real people inside
Cuteness and costumes are popular in Japan's music scene. Why, then, have U900 increasingly abandoned their bear and rabbit outfits to reveal the humans inside?Read on »