A Geek in Japan [ペーパーバック]

By in 海外コーナー on 2013/06/23


「世界で最も読まれている10大スペイン語ブログ」にもランクインした人気ブログが本になりました! 出版社: チャールズ・イ・タトル出版; Original版 (2011/6/10)
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「世界で最も読まれている10大スペイン語ブログ」にもランクインした人気ブログが本になりました!
既にスペインではベストセラーを記録している本作。 ドラゴンボールを見て育ったオタク(geek)著者が発信するのはNARUTO、AKB48、映画、コスプレ等のポップカルチャーから茶道、禅など伝統文化、はたまた最先端の新幹線、パチンコ、日本の会社の掟、おじぎの仕方など。
日本のポップカルチャーの変遷を表した年代ごとのチャートは日本人にも新鮮。
しかも都内の簡単な観光ガイドまで用意。
フルカラーで紹介するあらゆる日本の素顔。 日本を知りたい外国人留学生にも、駐在会社員にも、観光客にもとりあえずコレがおすすめ!
電車の中で爆睡できるほど安全な国で、血液型に興味津々、仕事は丁寧、飲み会が大好きな国民性・・在住7年、日本で働く著者ならではの、リアルな日本の社会、日本人論、また日本人への愛情あふれるツッコミ満載!

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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“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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