POTG: The Book

I thought of creating the book as a way to show people just what Japan looked like when I visited, in hopes that they would be as inspired as I am, and possibly take a visit to see it for themselves. I promise, it'll be one of the most memorable times you'll ever have in your life.

Available in softback, hardback with sleeve, and as an iBookstore download! Get yours today!


Path of the Gaijin - Brian K. James

Japan. The Land Of The Rising Sun. For years — almost completely unbeknownst to many of us, especially while we were growing up — we have uttered words that originated from this amazing place:

Honda. Nissan. Mitsubishi. Toyota. Subaru.

Television: Panasonic. Sony. Toshiba.

Photography: Fuji. Canon. Nikon. Olympus. Pentax. Panasonic. Minolta.

Food: Teriyaki. Sushi. Tempura. Sashimi. Soba. Udon.

Videogames: Taito. Nintendo. Sega. Sony. TurboGrafx-16. SNK. Namco. Konami.

Movies & TV: The Mysterians. Godzilla. Ultraman. Star Blazers. Robotech. Audition. The Ring.

The list goes on.

Ever wonder about just what Japan looks like today? Then this book is for you! Join Brian and Michael on their first visit to this incredible country. Follow them to temples and shrines, and see the wonderful mix of today's culture with Japan's ancient past. See the Ginza, The Imperial Palace, The Great Buddha of Kamakura, the shrine at Hachiman-gu, and the world's busiest intersection in Shibuya, Japan. Witness a tea ceremony, and see Japan as a bird would from Yokohama's Landmark Tower, and visit Tsukiji Fish Market — the world's largest wholesale fish and seafood market. This book was been 7 months in the making, and contains nearly 500 photos out of the 2,200 taken on this week- long adventure in November of 2008.

Also included is a section with some essential words and phrases, and photos describing everyday items in both Japanese and English.