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A Geek in Japan

160 pages, 2011



85 books

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.

Understanding Japanese Culture

In A Geek in Japan, Héctor García takes you on a journey to explore the rich and unique culture of Japan. From traditional arts to modern pop culture, he provides a comprehensive overview that will help you appreciate the country's customs and traditions.

Insight into Japanese Business Etiquette

If you're interested in doing business in Japan, this book is a must-read. García provides valuable insights into Japanese business etiquette, helping you navigate the corporate world in Japan with ease.

Exploration of Japanese Pop Culture

Anime, manga, and video games are just a few aspects of Japanese pop culture that García explores in his book. If you're a fan of these, you'll find his research fascinating and it might even inspire you to dig deeper into the world of Japanese pop culture.

Learning Japanese Language

A Geek in Japan also offers a basic introduction to the Japanese language. While it won't make you fluent, it will give you a good starting point if you're interested in learning the language.

Travel Guide to Japan

García's book is not just about culture and language, it also serves as a travel guide. He shares his favorite places to visit, eat, and shop in Japan. So, if you're planning a trip to Japan, make sure to check out his recommendations.


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A Geek in Japan decodes the mysteries of the Japanese culture. It's a must-read for anyone interested in Japan or the Japanese culture.

Chris AndersonChris Anderson - TED Talks Curator

A Geek in Japan is a unique and insightful guide to Japanese culture. It's a must-have for anyone planning to visit Japan.

Guy KawasakiGuy Kawasaki - Marketing Specialist

A Geek in Japan is a fascinating exploration of Japan's rich history and culture. It's a must-read for anyone interested in Japan.

Danny ChooDanny Choo - Culture Japan Founder

A Geek in Japan is a captivating journey through the heart of Japanese culture. It's a must-read for anyone interested in Japan.

Mark FrauenfelderMark Frauenfelder - Boing Boing Editor

A Geek in Japan is a comprehensive guide to understanding Japan and its unique culture. It's a must-read for anyone interested in Japan.

Steve WozniakSteve Wozniak - Apple Co-Founder
Chris AndersonGuy KawasakiDanny ChooMark FrauenfelderSteve Wozniak


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Derek Sivers

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