A Geek in Japan

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

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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 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 191 x 254 x 15mm | 630g
  • Kanagawa, Japan
  • English
  • more than 300 colour photographs; 3 tables; and 12 maps
  • 4805311290
  • 9784805311295
  • 20,522

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"Everyone who is interested in Japan will find this book fascinating." --Larry Ellison, cofounder and CEO, Oracle Corporation
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About Hector Garcia

Hector Garcia was born in Spain, in 1981. After earning his MS in software engineering and working at 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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2,168 ratings
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4 43% (934)
3 25% (537)
2 6% (127)
1 1% (22)
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