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There’s more to the Nintendo DS then playing with a certain Italian plumber. Turns out that a flood of female-focused self help software running on the touchscreen handheld are all the rage in Japan. Female Power Emergency Up! DS as seen above promises to “Change your destiny in three months!” by challenging girls in their skills in love, fashion, beauty, diet and fortune-telling. My Happy Manner Book gives social etiquette lessons — vital stuff, like which kimonos are proper for single women. Mainichi Kokorobics DS Therapy (a play on the Japanese word for “heart” and the English “aerobics”) is like a series of sessions with a digital psychiatrist. And Yoga Anwhere is a CG personal trainer that demonstrates poses and guides girls through daily workouts.

Wired

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