Geek In Japan

Author : Hector Garcia
ISBN : 9781462906291
Genre : Travel
File Size : 80.58 MB
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For every fan of manga, anime, J-pop, or Zen, A Geek in Japan is a hip, smart and concise guide to the land that is their source. 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, A Geek in Japan reinvents the culture guide for readers in the Internet age. 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.
Category: Travel

Japan F R Die Hosentasche

Author : Francoise Hauser
ISBN : 9783104037219
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 35.70 MB
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Kuriose Geschichten und unterhaltsame Hintergründe über das Land der aufgehenden Sonne. Die Ostasienwissenschaftlerin und Journalistin Françoise Hauser hat in ihrem kleinen »Reiseführer für die Hosentasche« hunderte von ebenso nützlichen wie überraschenden Fakten und typisch japanischen Eigenheiten gesammelt: Wo können Katzen zu Stationsvorstehern ernannt werden? Wo sonst auf der Welt unterhalten Mafia-Organisationen offizielle Niederlassungen, die sogar im Telefonbuch zu finden sind? Wo bekommt der Stand der Kirschblüte mehr Sendezeit in den Nachrichten als das internationale Geschehen? Und wo bekommen erwachsene Männer Taschengeld? Fragen, die uns Japan und die Japaner, Land und Leute näher bringen. Für alle Japan-Reisenden und -Fans: das kleinste Buch über das Land mit den meisten Göttern.
Category: Fiction

Ikigai

Author : Francesc Miralles
ISBN : 9783843715607
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 45.62 MB
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Das Geheimnis für ein langes Leben Worum geht es? Den Japanern zufolge hat jeder Mensch ein Ikigai. Ikigai ist das, wofür es sich lohnt, morgens aufzustehen, oder auch ganz einfach: »der Sinn des Lebens«. Das Ikigai ist in uns verborgen, und wir müssen geduldig forschen, um es zu finden. Gelingt es uns, haben wir die Chance, gesund und glücklich alt zu werden. Vorbild hierfür sind die Einwohner der japanischen Insel Okinawa, auf der die meisten Hundertjährigen leben. Was ist besonders? Die praktischen Anleitungen zeigen, wie man sein eigenes Ikigai entdeckt. Eine kleine Offenbarung sind zudem die zahlreich eingeflochtenen Erzählungen der Hundertjährigen, die ihr Ikigai-Geheimnis preisgeben. Wer liest? · Jeder, der auf der Suche nach dem Sinn des Lebens ist und für den Gesundheit ein hohes Gut ist.
Category: Self-Help

Tools Der Titanen

Author : Tim Ferriss
ISBN : 9783960920335
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 46.63 MB
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"Ich habe dieses Buch, mein ultimatives Notizbuch voller nützlicher Werkzeuge, für mich selbst kreiert. Es hat mein Leben verändert und ich hoffe, dir wird es genauso helfen." TIM FERRISS "In den letzten zwei Jahren habe ich beinahe 200 Weltklasse-Performer interviewt. Die Bandbreite der Gäste reicht von Stars (Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger) und Topathleten bis hin zu legendären Kommandanten von Spezialeinheiten und sogar Schwarzmarkt-Biochemikern. Viele meiner Gäste akzeptierten erstmals in ihrer Karriere ein Zwei-bis-drei-Stunden-Interview. Dieses Buch enthält unverzichtbare Tools, Taktiken und Insiderwissen, die anderswo nicht zu finden sind, außerdem neue Tipps von früheren Gästen und Lebensweisheiten neuer Gäste, die du noch nicht kennst." Was das Buch so außergewöhnlich macht, ist der unablässige Fokus auf leicht umsetzbare Details: - Was tun diese Titanen in den ersten 60 Minuten an jedem Morgen? - Wie sieht ihre Trainingsroutine aus und warum? - Welches Buch haben sie am häufigsten an andere Menschen verschenkt? - Was betrachten sie als die größten Zeitverschwender? - Welche Nahrungsergänzungsmittel nehmen sie täglich? "Alles, was du auf diesen Seiten liest, habe ich in meinem Leben bereits auf die eine oder andere Weise angewandt. Ich habe Dutzende der dargestellten Taktiken bei kritischen Verhandlungen, in riskanter Umgebung oder bei großen Deals eingesetzt. Die Lektionen haben mir zu Millionen von Dollar verholfen und mich vor Jahren verschwendeter Bemühungen und Frustration bewahrt." TIM FERRISS
Category: Self-Help

Moon Living Abroad Japan

Author : Ruthy Kanagy
ISBN : 9781631216404
Genre : Travel
File Size : 73.33 MB
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Make Your Move! If you've imagined yourself creating a new life abroad, but don't know where to start, Moon Living Abroad in Japan has the honest and practical answers you need to make it happen. Making a life-changing move has never been easier. Moon Living Abroad in Japan provides: Practical information on setting up the essentials, including visas, finances, employment, education, and healthcare What you need to know about Japan's culture and language before making your move Essential tips on how to find a place to live that fits your needs, whether you're a renter or a buyer A deep exploration of the many regions, provinces, and individual cultures that Japan encompasses, enabling you to discover the best new home for you Interviews with other expats who share their personal experiences building successful lives abroad Special tips for those with children or pets Firsthand insight from someone who's done it all In Moon Living Abroad in Japan, Japan expert Ruthy Kanagy provides readers with essential tools and honest advice for creating a new life abroad in her beloved home country.
Category: Travel

Going Places

Author : Robert Burgin
ISBN : 9781598849721
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 80.86 MB
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Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

We Visit Japan

Author : Leavitt Amie
ISBN : 9781612285344
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 70.36 MB
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We Visit Japan takes middle school students on a wonderful journey to the Asian country of Japan. The book is written in a lively and interesting style that makes Japan come alive. The title contains Japan's history, geography, conflicts, culture, religions, politics, economy, and most importantly contemporary life in the country today. The country's vital statistics, timeline, place in the world, and a native recipe and craft are included. The book has been developed to address many of the Common Core specific goals, higher level thinking skills, and progressive learning strategies from informational texts for middle grade and junior high level students.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Contemporary Japan

Author : Duncan McCargo
ISBN : 9781137284914
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 82.36 MB
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Japan is one of the world's most important societies, yet remains one of the least understood. This book is designed to fill the gap for a concise but thought-provoking introduction to all aspects of the country's political, economic and social life set in a clear historical context. The author's starting-point is that the study of Japan is 'contested territory' where even such apparently simple questions such as 'Who is in charge?' spark considerable disagreement and controversy among experts. To understand contemporary Japan, Duncan McCargo argues, it is necessary to get to grips with a range of different perspectives on Japanese political and social structures. Integrating contrasting perspectives throughout, the core chapters of the book focus on the changing economy, government and politics, society and culture, and Japan's place in the wider world. The new third edition of this popular text has been fully revised and updated throughout to cover key developments such as the historic end of LDP rule in 2009. This accessible and lively book will be essential reading both for students and general readers who want to know more about this important country.
Category: Political Science

Focus Music In Contemporary Japan

Author : Jennifer Milioto Matsue
ISBN : 9781317649540
Genre : Music
File Size : 77.30 MB
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Focus: Music in Contemporary Japan explores a diversity of musics performed in Japan today, ranging from folk song to classical music, the songs of geisha to the screaming of underground rock, with a specific look at the increasingly popular world of taiko (ensemble drumming). Discussion of contemporary musical practice is situated within broader frames of musical and sociopolitical history, processes of globalization and cosmopolitanism, and the continued search for Japanese identity through artistic expression. It explores how the Japanese have long negotiated cultural identity through musical practice in three parts: Part I, "Japanese Music and Culture," provides an overview of the key characteristics of Japanese culture that inform musical performance, such as the attitude towards the natural environment, changes in ruling powers, dominant religious forms, and historical processes of cultural exchange. Part II, "Sounding Japan," describes the elements that distinguish traditional Japanese music and then explores how music has changed in the modern era under the influence of Western music and ideology. Part III, "Focusing In: Identity, Meaning and Japanese Drumming in Kyoto," is based on fieldwork with musicians and explores the position of Japanese drumming within Kyoto. It focuses on four case studies that paint a vivid picture of each respective site, the music that is practiced, and the pedagogy and creative processes of each group. The accompanying CD includes examples of Japanese music that illustrate specific elements and key genres introduced in the text. A companion website includes additional audio-visual sources discussed in detail in the text. Jennifer Milioto Matsue is an Associate Professor at Union College and specializes in modern Japanese music and culture.
Category: Music

Contemporary Japanese Cinema Since Hana Bi

Author : Adam Bingham
ISBN : 9780748683741
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 74.20 MB
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This book studies the key genres in contemporary Japanese cinema through analysis of their key representative films. It considers both those films whose generic lineage is clearly definable (samurai, yakuza, horror) as well as the singularity of several recent trends in the country's filmmaking (such as magic realist filmmaking).
Category: Performing Arts