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Reki-jo (歴女) are Japanese female history buffs, who may also use the speech and mannerisms of pre-industrial Japan in their social gatherings. Reki-jo are a kind of otaku, people obsessed with a particular interest. Economic activity relating to the fad generates US$725 million per year.
Reki-jo is a contraction of "girls who like history", more literally "history-loving girls" (歴史好きの女子 rekishi-zuki no joshi).
Persons of interest
In the series Girls und Panzer, the Hippo Team is made up of Ooarai Girls High School's reki-jo clique.
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