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A Geek in Japan: Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, and the Tea Ceremony [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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"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

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

"One of the funniest and yet most accurate descriptions of modern Japanese culture that I've ever seen. Highly recommended!"—Joichi Ito, director, MIT Media Lab

"Hector and I share a deep interest and affection for all things Japanese. But in my case, I only get to enjoy Japan on my business trips. Back in Spain, I like to keep in touch. And that I do reading kirainet, 'A geek in Japan.' Now you can do the same. And in book format. Enjoy!"—Martin Varsavsky, entrepreneur, founder of Fon and Safe Democracy Foundation

"Filled with a load of photos and information about Japan—a must read."—Danny Choo, Tokyo entrepreneur and owner of www.dannychoo.com

"While not a traditional guide book, A Geek in Japan certainly makes a reader want to hop on a plane to experience everything firsthand."—San Francisco Book Review

"Comprehensive and well informed, A Geek in Japan covers a wide array of topics in short articles accompanied by numerous photographs, providing a lively digest of the society and culture of Japan."—Japan Today

"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781462906291
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/16/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 244,047
  • File size: 33 MB
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Meet the Author

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    VOCALOID!!!

    LIKE IF YOU WANT TO SEE VOCALOID ON THE NOOK!!! GET B& N TO NOTICE THAT WE WANT VOCALOID!!!

    5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2012

    Great

    Good for if you are traveling to Japan and know nothing about Anime, Manga, Sushi, etc. Great for travelers.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    Diversity Reinforcement

    After reading the sample through, I would recommend this to any traveler or enthusiast going to Japan for the first time. The book does well to show the nationalist and protective culture of Japan. This book also inspires travel with its enthusiastic journal of one man's trek through Japan. I will be telling my fellow Japanese animation enthusiasts about this great book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    oOo

    otaku

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2014

    Waaaaaaaa?

    I dont get it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    This book rocks!!!!!

    I have this book, not on my nook, bur physicaly. Anyway, I wantto go to Japan someday and this book helps me plan! It even comes with helpful phrases!!!!! MUST HAVE!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    HI

    This is not the book you want i read the smple and it is so boreing. Dont get it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 21, 2014

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