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A Geek in Japan: Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, and the Tea Ceremony (Geek In...guides) Paperback – June 10, 2011

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Editorial Reviews


"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

About 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.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 1.39 pounds
  • Paperback : 160 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 4805311290
  • ISBN-13 : 978-4805311295
  • Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 0.6 x 10 inches
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing; Paperback with Flaps Edition (June 10, 2011)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 417 ratings
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