About A Geek in Japan

Héctor García

I was born in Europe in 1981 and moved to Japan in 2004.

I write books about Japan and I love learning new things all the time. I enjoy reading and photography as hobby, and generally like activities that involve the creation of new things more than just consuming.

You can start by reading my blog or learn what I’m doing now 🙂

The books
A Geek in Japan

I wrote a book about my observations while living here in Japan without many expectations, but after ten years since its release, A Geek in Japan is still a top seller on Amazon Japan ranking. It has been translated to eight languages and sold more than 100.000 copies.


After the success of my first book I continued writing and published Ikigai – The Japanese secret to a long and happy life in 2016, as of today, it has sold more than one million copies all over the world. Thank you to all my readers!


Tell me your story: hectorgarcia [at] [gmail] [dot] [com]

I love collaboration projects, if you have any ideas please write me.

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I always say that I’m NOT and expert in Japan. I like to keep a beginner’s mind and be surprised everyday by what I see and feel around me here in Tokyo. Let’s keep learning about Japan together everyday!

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3 Replies to “About A Geek in Japan”

  1. Hello Mr. Garcia! I am Selena Wang, a junior from Wesleyan University, CT. I am very interested in website building as I plan to design a similar website that stores my stories of traveling in Japan. What softwares do you use to build this beautiful website? Any tips and tools that you would recommend? Thanks!

  2. Hello! I didn’t buy A Geek In Japan because I read a reprint with more content was coming out. Is it still coming? I can’t seem to find information on it anywhere.

    Thank you!

  3. I bought it recently. I’m reading it interestingly. I found the following.

    page53 right under
    “About 40 percent of …… blood type B.”

    I think not B but A.
    Please check it.

    isbn 978-4-8053-1391-6

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