A Geek in Japan: Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, and the Tea Ceremony

b For every fan of manga anime J pop or Zen i A Geek in Japan i is a hip smart and concise guide to the land that is their source b br br 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 i A Geek in Japan i reinvents the culture guide for readers in the Internet age br br 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


Only staying active will make you want to live a hundred years Japanese proverb br br According to the Japanese everyone has an ikigai a reason for living And according to the residents of the Japanese village with the world s longest living people finding it is the key to a happier and longer life Having a strong sense of ikigai the place where passion mission vocation and profession intersect means that each day is infused with meaning It s the reason we get up in the morning It s also the reason many Japanese never really retire in fact there s no word in Japanese that means retire in the sense it does in English They remain active and work at what they enjoy because they ve found a real purpose in life the happiness of always being busy br br In researching this book the authors interviewed the residents of the Japanese village with the highest percentage of year olds one of the world s Blue Zones Ikigai reveals the secrets to their longevity and happiness how they eat how they move how they work how they foster collaboration and community and their best kept secret how they find the ikigai that brings satisfaction to their lives And it provides practical tools to help you discover your own ikigai Because who doesn t want to find happiness in every day

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