Virtual Dating: Economic Development Japanese Style

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Submitted by Peter Maloney:

On Vacation With a Virtual Girlfriend
Wall Street Journal
August 31, 2010

In Love Plus, a Japanese dating simulation game, players experience young romance with a virtual girlfriend. Some have even taken their beloved avatars to an island resort — a real island resort. WSJ’s Akiko Fujita takes a tour of Atami.

Related links:

  • Japanese Men Take Virtual Girlfriends on Real Date Nights, Wall Street Journal
  • Atami Welcomes Virtual Girls, Real Boys, Wall Street Journal
  • thanks Erin