Ottawa, ON (Vocus/PRWEB) April 20, 2011
From an erudite Canadian who values deeply his Japanese heritage comes a brilliant volume of facts, trivia, news, essays, and everything else Japanese. In this newly published book, Jack’s Japonica, author Jack Nakamoto brings forth a compelling collection for everyone.
The author’s interest for the land of his heritage was triggered when he taught conversational English in Japan; once in Kagoshima in 1989 and the other in Hiroshima in 2000. Finding the country bursting with new ideas and innovations—some even crazy, the author discovers that there’s more to Japan than what meets the eye. From cultural to current news, from local buzz to national trivia, from politics to entertainment, from sports to education, from festivals to events, and so much more, the author has seemed to cover everything under the sun.
The short articles are a capsule of things Japanese, obtained mostly online from major Japanese news media, with hopes that it will make for a handbook that is both interesting and informative.
“He is in Ottawa and I am in Tokyo, but he keeps me up-to-date on bits and pieces of contemporary Japanese life through his Japonica columns. I don’t know how he does it, but it must certainly be his boundless curiosity and his attachment to his Japanese heritage that make it possible. I am so glad that the nuggets of his lifelong quest for interesting things in life are now being made available to a wider circle of people through the publication of this book.”—Sadaaki Numata, Ambassador of Japan to Canada (January 2005-March 2007)
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About the Author
Jack Nakamoto was born and brought up in Vancouver, BC. He went to Japanese school in the evenings after going to his English school. He joined the Canadian Army during World War II and served overseas. After his discharge, he attended Sir George Williams College in Montreal and then served in Ottawa as a public servant with the Federal Canadian Government. After studying cartooning and 17-syllable Japanese poetry, senryu, which emphasizes the vagaries of human nature, he published a bilingual cartoon book, the Senryu Cartoon Book, in 1992. Presently, he is developing a bilingual English and French website, http://www.seniorsblogsite.com.
Jack’s Japonica * by Jack Nakamoto
Publication Date: January 19, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 271 pages; 978-1-4568-5508-6
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 271 pages; 978-1-4568-5509-3
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-5510-9
Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.
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