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The Japanese

3.52 of 5 stars 3.52  ·  rating details  ·  21 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Published January 11th 1995 by McGraw-Hill Companies
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Carl McGee
This book was given to me by Jen several years ago. I tried reading it then but couldn't get involved. Since then I've been to Japan twice and last month while checking out some books I came across it and decided to try it again.

Wow! Seward hits the nail on the head. Many of the places he writes about I've visited; therefore, I now have a frame of reference to assist me. The places, mores, and customs of the Japanese are covered in a factual, sometimes humorous vein. Highly recommend this book t
Enjoyable, well written, book about Japanese customs and culture from the perspective of an American living there in the mid-1970's.
Not on the list but there is a second book ~ ' More About the Japanese '
Jan 27, 2010 Lisa rated it 4 of 5 stars
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I learned quite a bit of new info. Very interesting.
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Since 1941 Jack Seward has been involved with the Japanese language as student, teacher, and author of more than 30 books. He has also been a lecturer on Japanese culture and communication as well as a professional interpreter and translator. In 1986 the Emperor of Japan awarded Seward the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Third Class, for his efforts. Seward now lives in his native Texas with his Jap ...more
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