- 人間関係学研究 (ISSN:13408186)
- vol.18, no.1, pp.21-32, 2012-06-26
In recent years, attention has been focused on support for persons with Asperger's Syndrome (AS). This report discusses materials prepared from studies of the culture of Comic Market (Comiket) which is one of the Otaku culture to help in preparing special support education environments for AS persons who have lost their sense of presence. Document research has shown that the system of the Comiket that is one of the Otaku culture may function as a place that AS sufferers who have problems related to theory of mind can easily rely on. In addition, it is thought that a series of circle activities may provide hints on how AS sufferers can regain a sense of presence. The author thinks that AS research into Otaku culture is very significant towards each individual AS sufferer regaining a sense of presence, participating in society and building human relations.