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    DescriptionFor every fan of manga, anime, J-pop, or Zen, "A Geek in Japan" is a hip, smart and concise guide to the land that is their source. Comprehensive and well informed, it covers a wide array of topics in short articles accompanied by sidebars and numerous photographs, providing a lively digest of the society and culture of Japan. Designed to appeal to the generations of Westerners who grew up on Pokemon, manga and video games, "A Geek in Japan" reinvents the culture guide for readers in the Internet age. Spotlighting the originality and creativity of the Japanese, debunking myths about them, and answering nagging questions like why they're so fond of robots, author Hector Garcia has created the perfect book for the growing ranks of Japanophiles in this inspired, insightful and highly informative guide.

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    Geek in Japan
    Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, ZEN, and the Tea Ceremony
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hector Garcia
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 251 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    ISBN 13: 9784805311295
    ISBN 10: 4805311290

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPJ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-TT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23690
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    B&T Approval Code: A19240000
    Ingram Subject Code: TT
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000, SOC005000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 69
    Ingram Theme: CULT/JAPANS
    B&T Approval Code: A31225000
    BISAC V2.8: TRV003050
    DC22: 915.204/5
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 915.2045
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 07
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPJ
    LC classification: DS812 .G22 2010
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: WTL
    Illustrations note
    more than 300 colour photographs; 3 tables; and 12 maps
    Tuttle Shokai Inc
    Imprint name
    Tuttle Shokai Inc
    Publication date
    10 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Hector Garcia was born in Spain, in 1981. After earning his MS in software engineering and working for CERN in Switzerland, he moved to Japan, where he worked on voice recognition software and later for Digital Garage, developing the technology needed for Silicon Valley startups like Twitter and Technorati to enter the Japanese market. He has been living in Tokyo since 2004 and is the creator of the popular blog "www.kirainet.com"
    Review quote
    "A self-avowed geek reinvents the cultural guidebook genre for readers of the Internet age in this insightful and eye-catching tome..."--"Kansai Scene Magazine"