Academic Publications

Forthcoming Manuscripts

Okabe, Tsugumi. “Starving Beauties? The Influence of Instagrammable Diet “Foods” on Japanese Girl Culture,” You Are What You Post: Food and Instagram, edited by Zenia Kish and Emily Contois, Bloomsbury Academic, (Chapter proposal accepted April 20, 2019).

Referred Journal Articles

2019 Okabe, Tsugumi and Jérémie Pelletier-Gagnon. “Playing with Pain: The Politics of Asobigokoro in Enzai Fasley Accused.” Bringing Japan Game Studies and Digital Humanities, special issue of Journal of the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities, vol 4. no. 1, 2019, pp. 37-53.

2019 Okabe, Tsugumi. “Global Partners against Crime: Rewriting Sherlock Holmes and Watson in Japanese Video Games.” Replaying Japan Journal, vol. 1, no. 1, 2019, pp.40-51.

2018 Okabe, Tsugumi. "Combating Youth Violence: The Emergence of Boy Sleuths in Japan’s Lost Decade." Mechademia, vol. 11 no. 1, 2018, pp. 92-112.

2015 Okabe, Tsugumi. “Jane Austen in Translation: On Sisterhood and Romance in Mochizuki Reiko’s Sense and Sensibility.” Persuasions On-Line, Jane Austen Society of North America, vol. 36, no. 1, 2015.

2013 Okabe, Tsugumi. “From Sherlock Holmes to ‘Heisei’ Holmes: Counter Orientalism and Post Modern Parody in Aoyama Gōshō’s Detective Conan Manga Series.” International Journal of Comic Art, vol. 15, no. 1, 2013, pp. 230-250.

Book Chapters

2018 Okabe, Tsugumi. “Rule Makers vs. Rule Breakers: The Impact of Legislative Policies on Women Game Developers in the Japanese Game Industry.” Feminism in Play, edited by Kishonna L. Gray, Gerald Voorhees, Emma Vossen, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, pp. 125-141.


2015 Pelletier-Gagnon, Jérémie and Tsugumi Okabe, translators. “The Game Freaks Who Play With Bugs—In Praise of the Video Game Xevious.” By Nakazawa Shin’ichi, Kinephanos: Médias et Culture Populaire, vol. 5, no. 1, 2015.

Non-academic Publications


2017 | Featured Blog | Okabe, Tsugumi. “What Does Teaching Excellence Mean to You? Some Reflections on Pedagogy and Curriculum Design.” The Quad: Where UAlberta Meets Online, University of Alberta.

2017 | Poetry | “First Impressions Matterって言うけどさぁ.” The Polyglot Magazine of Poetry and Art: Subjective Fashion, guest edited by Elena Siemens. Issue 2, pp. 10-11.