A Geek in Japan, Hector Garcia
Hector Garcia

A Geek in Japan

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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 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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Japan was closed to the outside world for centuries by dint of a law forbidding foreigners to enter and Japanese to leave. This period of isolation, known as the Edo Period (1600– 1867), was fertile for the creation of indigenous Japanese traditions, such as kabuki, geisha and ukiyo-e.
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