Geek in Japan: Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, ZEN, and the Tea Ceremony

Geek in Japan: Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, ZEN, and the Tea Ceremony

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By (author) Hector Garcia

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  • Publisher: Tuttle Shokai Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 251mm x 18mm | 658g
  • Publication date: 10 June 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Kanagawa
  • ISBN 10: 4805311290
  • ISBN 13: 9784805311295
  • Illustrations note: more than 300 colour photographs; 3 tables; and 12 maps
  • Sales rank: 10,698

Product description

For 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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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"

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"Hector Garcia's "A Geek in Japan" is a lightweight but enjoyable romp through modern Japanese culture, seen through the eyes of its writer, an amazingly inquisitive young Spaniard living in Tokyo."--"Lonely Planet"