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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6 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

  4. Hola querido Hector soy Dra Cecilia Banchero,pisquiatra psicoanalista y metafisica,hace casi 2 años me enferme de cancer ,luego de semejante experiencia decidi no atender mas pacientes y deidicarme a dar conferencias y curso ,estoy lo estoy haciendo hace 1 año,el resultado no es malo ,di 7 charlas en mindalia tv,buen publico las redes tengo 151 seguidores,creo que soy buena ,pero leyendo tu fantastico libro me doy cuenta que necesito un mentor ,me podras recomendar alguien que me ayude a expandirme ,no te lo pido a vos porque no creo que pueda pagar tus honorarios ,vivo en la argentina y el dolar y el euro volaron ,si sabes de alguien que me enseñe a como entrar en el mundo de la comunicacion te lo voy a agradecer,

  5. Hi Hector!

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    We have a Spanish client that wants to reach out to the Japanese market and publish advertorials on a japanese travel site.

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    Our advertiser has a budget of 15K euros. Appreciate if you can get back to us with a rate card for your website too.

    Thank you
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  6. Hi ,
    My name is Jhornel, and I am a Filipino. I’ve recently married a Japanese. I noticed your post about Japanese culture, so I wanted to share with you my new video out about “How to Love Your Japanese Wife in 2+ Ways.”

    I figured your followers would really enjoy this, given the viral success of your last article,
    “Shibuya Scramble Square – Shibuya Sky”. Anyway, thanks in advance for checking it out, I’m a big fan of
    your blog and would be honored if you featured my video.

    All the best,

    English and Japanese subtitles available

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