A Geek in Japan – The book, on sale from June 9th!

I’m very happy to announce that my book, A Geek in Japan, will be finally available in English from June 9th. A Geek in Japan (Un Geek en Japón in Spanish), whose Spanish version has been on sale since 2008, is a best-seller in Spain and is in its fifth printing. It has been translated into 8 languages and has sold more than 40.000 copies worldwide. “A Geek in Japan”, the English version, is brought to you by Tuttle Publishing; it is an updated and revised version of the original Spanish book.

“Everyone who is interested in Japan will find this book fascinating”
Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation

“A combination of a likeable personality and a highly inquisitive mind have helped Hector penetrate the often difficult-to-understand layers of seemingly contradictory elements that make up modern Japanese culture. As a geek with an eye for aesthetics and photography, Hector is able to explain his findings in a clear and funny way. Hector’s book is one of the funniest and yet very accurate descriptions of modern Japanese culture that I’ve ever seen.
Highly recommend!”
Joi Ito, director of MIT Media Lab

The book will be availble in bookstores in English speaking country and also in Japan. If you can’t wait the book is already available for pre-orders on Amazon.com.

Thanks to all the readers of this blog and special thanks to all the people commenting, your comments have helped me a lot to learn about Japan and its culture.

More information about the contents of the book here.

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  • hiroko

    May 17, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Long time reader! congrads man!

  • Pete

    May 18, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Congratulations, I wish you the best

  • Peter (rhinospike.com)

    May 20, 2011 at 9:49 am

    bn.com claims to have a bilingual version here: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Un-geek-en-Japon-A-geek-in-Japan/Hector-Garcia/e/9788467901740/?itm=1&USRI=un geek en japon

    Is it really bilingual? If so, I’d like to get that edition, but without any images or preview on the bn.com site, it’s hard to tell.

  • kirai

    May 20, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Hello @Peter that is my SECOND book “A geek in Japan: Momentos” . It is a book with pictures of Japan and related text writen in English and also in Spanish. Here are some details of this book in Spanish, and also some screencaptures -> http://www.kirainet.com/un-geek-en-japon-momentos/

    I will talk in the future about this second book here. The problem until now with this book has been distribution, I’m surprised you found it on Barnesandnoble :)

  • Joe

    May 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    I pre-ordered your book a few weeks ago and it came in the mail yesterday. I looked through a lot of it and I can’t wait to read all the details.

  • kirai

    May 23, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    @Joe: Thanks for buying it. I hope you enjoy it!!

  • Lauren

    May 25, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    I have been a long time follower of your blog and just got your book in the mail from amazon today. It is quite hard to find books in english of japan in more current time frames. Having lived there for 7 years your book will real help me deal with missing the country so much :)

  • kirai

    May 26, 2011 at 2:28 am

    Thanks Lauren!!!!