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A Geek In Japan
A Geek In Japan
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Published Date : 2011/06
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9784805311295

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Table of Contents
 
  THE JAPAN FEW PEOPLE SEE                         4  (153)
      Why Is Japan Different?                      6  (1)
      The Initial Culture Shock                    7  (1)
    Chapter 1 The Origins Of Japanese Culture      8  (16)
      An Extremely Brief History of Japan          10 (2)
      The Intricacies of the Japanese Language     12 (3)
      The Ancient Bushido Code: The Way of the     15 (1)
      Warrior
      Meet the Real Geisha                         16 (2)
      Religion and Philosophy                      18 (2)
      Visiting a Temple or Shrine                  20 (4)
    Chapter 2 The Traditional Arts & Disciplines   24 (10)
      Ukiyo-e: The Floating World                  26 (1)
      Shodo                                        26 (2)
      Chado: The Tea Ceremony                      28 (1)
      Kabuki Theater                               29 (1)
      Zen Meditation                               29 (1)
      Zen Koans                                    30 (1)
      Ikebana                                      31 (1)
      The Martial Arts                             32 (2)
    Chapter 3 The Unique Japanese Character        34 (12)
      Honne and Tatemae                            36 (1)
      The Virtue of Humility                       37 (1)
      The Concept of Giri                          38 (1)
      Man-Woman Relations in Japan                 39 (1)
      I'm Sorry, Excuse Me                         40 (1)
      The Culture of Chotto                        40 (1)
      Aesthetic Values                             41 (1)
      Do = The Way                                 42 (1)
      The Influence of Do in Modern Japan          43 (1)
      Amae                                         44 (1)
      Soto-Uchi                                    45 (1)
    Chapter 4 Curiosities & Symbols                46 (12)
      Animal Figures                               48 (1)
      Sakura, Cherry Blossoms                      49 (1)
      Why Do People Wear Face Masks in Japan?      49 (1)
      The Japanese Bath                            50 (1)
      The Traditional Kitchen                      51 (1)
      Pachinko                                     51 (1)
      Nio Protectors                               52 (1)
      The Manji Symbol                             52 (1)
      Shachihoko Monsters                          52 (1)
      The Naruto Phenomenon                        53 (1)
      Blood Groups                                 53 (1)
      Why Do Japanese Women Cover Their Mouths     54 (1)
      When They Laugh?
      Big Ears, Good Luck, and Money               54 (1)
      The Seven Gods of Fortune                    55 (1)
      Karakuri: The Origins of the Japanese        56 (2)
      Passion for Robots
    Chapter 5 The Japanese At Work                 58 (14)
      The Japanese Economy after WWII              60 (2)
      Japanese Agriculture                         62 (1)
      The Invisible Hand in Japan                  63 (1)
      Kaizen: Constant Improvement                 64 (1)
      The Structure of a Japanese Company          65 (1)
      Relationships in a Japanese Company          66 (1)
      Technology and Science                       67 (1)
      The Japanese Automobile Industry             68 (1)
      Workplace Manners                            69 (1)
      The Importance of Nemawashi                  70 (1)
      Daily Life in a Japanese Company             71 (1)
    Chapter 6 Japanese Society & Daily Life        72 (12)
      Positives and Negatives                      74 (1)
      Safety in Japan                              75 (1)
      Life of a Family                             76 (1)
      Longevity                                    77 (1)
      Life of a Retiree                            77 (1)
      The Delights of Japanese Cuisine             78 (2)
      Sake, Awamori and Shochu                     80 (1)
      Personal Relationships in Japan              81 (1)
      Japan's Train Culture                        82 (1)
      Urban Legends                                82 (1)
      Why Do the Japanese Commit Suicide?          83 (1)
    Chapter 7 Japan Today                          84 (14)
      Life of an Otaku                             86 (2)
      Life of a Student                            88 (1)
      Life of a Career Woman                       89 (1)
      Life of a Salaryman                          89 (1)
      Yakuza Gangs                                 90 (1)
      Subcultures and Urban Tribes                 90 (2)
      Aspects of Otaku Culture                     92 (1)
      Visual Kei                                   93 (1)
      The Lolita Complex                           94 (1)
      Role-Playing                                 95 (1)
      Japanese Popular Culture: A Chronology       96 (2)
    Chapter 8 The World Of Manga & Anime           98 (10)
      The Manga Revolution                         100(1)
      The Origins of Manga                         101(1)
      Osamu Tezuka: The Father of Manga            102(1)
      Manga's Golden Age                           103(1)
      Manga Today                                  104(1)
      The Mangaka                                  105(1)
      Publishing Cycles and Formats                105(1)
      Japanese Anime                               106(2)
    Chapter 9 Modern Japanese Music                108(8)
      A Brief History of Japanese Music            110(1)
      Enka Ballads                                 111(1)
      Japanese Music Today                         112(1)
      J-Pop                                        113(1)
      Popular Singers and Groups                   114(2)
    Chapter 10 Movies & Television                 116(10)
      Japanese Cinema                              118(1)
      The Classics                                 119(1)
      Television                                   120(1)
      The First Television Phenomena               121(1)
      Dorama TV Series                             122(2)
      Diagram of a Cultural Phenomenon in Japan    124(2)
      Based on the Actual Case of Densha Otoko
    Chapter 11 Visiting Tokyo                      126(20)
      Tokyo's Various Districts: Roppongi          128(1)
      Tokyo Midtown Area                           129(1)
      Megalopolis Walking Tours                    130(1)
      Cultural Walking Tours                       131(1)
      Gadgets Walking Tours                        131(1)
      Shibuya                                      132(1)
      Aoyama                                       133(1)
      Harajuku and Omotesando                      134(2)
      Shinjuku                                     136(2)
      Akihabara                                    138(2)
      Ginza                                        140(1)
      Tsukiji                                      141(1)
      Asakusa                                      142(1)
      Ueno                                         143(1)
      Odaiba                                       144(1)
      Otaku Walking Tours                          145(1)
    Chapter 12 Traveling Around Japan              146(11)
      General Advice for Travelers                 148(4)
      Essential Places                             152(2)
      My Secret Places                             154(3)
      Basic Japanese for Travelers                 157(1)
Index                                              157(3)
Epilogue                                           160(1)
Credits                                            160(1)
Bibliography                                       160