By RICHARD COULTER / SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE SAN FRANCAISCO — A few hours after she and her friend, a 15-year-old girl, had played Pokemon Go in her suburban Tokyo neighborhood, a man named Satoshi approached them.
“Do you want to play Pokémon?”
The two girls declined.
The man said he had a friend who could come and help them play.
“Why are you asking?” the friend asked.
Satoshi was a game developer, and he told the group that the game’s main purpose was to teach people about Pokémon.
Pokemon Go, the app that has attracted more than 2 billion people worldwide, is an augmented reality game that uses sensors and cameras to scan real-world landmarks for virtual creatures, then sends them to players’ phones, making them feel like they’re actually there.
But the game has been criticized for exploiting girls and women.
It is a game that encourages players to be aggressive and aggressive toward women, and it has also been criticized as sexist.
But for more than a year, the developers of Pokemon Go have been trying to change that perception.
The company, Niantic, is a company that makes mobile games that have been downloaded more than 7 billion times.
Its newest game, Pokemon Go Plus, is the company’s first to be available on smartphones.
It has an online version of the game that lets players find real-life friends to play with.
But players of PokemonGo Plus are only allowed to play games with friends that are “near” their phones.
When Niantics game began to gain popularity, some women complained that it made them feel more comfortable, said Satoshi Nakai, the company president.
“It was very embarrassing for a lot of women,” Nakai said.
But now, Nakai and other female developers say, the game is a huge success.
Niantica’s game, which began in Japan in September 2016, has become one of the top selling apps worldwide, Nakata said.
About a third of the people playing the game are women, according to a Niantican company survey.
The game is popular in Japan because of a culture of dating, Nakao said.
“Pokemon Go is very popular in the West,” Nakao, who is also a senior director of Niantico, said in an interview.
“Because of the way it’s structured, it’s very easy to find a partner, and there’s a lot more dating opportunities in Japan.”
There are many women in Japan who are attracted to Pokemon Go and are also gamers, said Keiaki Tanaka, a 21-year old junior at the university in Tokyo.
Tanaka plays Pokemon Go with friends and works as a sales rep for a mobile app company.
“I think that a lot [of] women are interested in Pokémon,” Tanaka said.
Nippon-Kaiwa University in Tokyo and the University of Tokyo have both published studies in which they examined how people who play Pokemon Go reacted to the game.
One study found that the average female gamer was more interested in the game when they were on a train than when they weren’t, and that women were less interested in Pokemon when they had been drinking.
Other studies showed that the number of women playing Pokemon Go increased as more women participated in online gaming, and they were more likely to play if they had friends who were in the same town.
Tanaka said she thought about her decision to play Pokemon after she had her first sexual encounter with a male friend.
She was 14 years old, and the relationship was a good one, she said.
It was a time when Japanese girls were still learning to date and had no idea what the dating world was like, she recalled.
But when she went on a date, her boyfriend got her a date ticket.
Tanaka’s boyfriend told her he liked her, so she went with him to his house.
They met at the kitchen table and then went into the living room.
“He got his penis out and rubbed it on my butt,” Tanaka recalled.
The next morning, she told her boyfriend.
She also told her friends about her first time.
“They thought I was crazy,” she said, “and they told me I shouldn’t tell my friends.”
Tanaka said that when she came out to her friends, her classmates were not as supportive of her relationship with her boyfriend, and one friend told her she shouldn’t go out with him anymore because he was not her type.
Tanaka did not tell her friends she was dating.
The first time she played Pokemon, she was excited.
It made her feel confident, and she thought she was really cute.
But after playing a few hours, she realized she wasn’t.
She started to worry about her appearance.
“When I came out, my friends started telling me that I looked like a monster,” Tanaka told the Japan Times.
Her friends thought she looked too young.