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The Japanese

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A unique and greatly needed book--written by an American who has lived in Japan over twenty-five years. . . .

The Japanese
by Jack Seward


Here, fully interpreted for the first time to the Western world, are those extraordinary people who out of scant resources have achieved since World War II the greatest economic recovery in history, and whose strong competition with the Uni
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Published 1995 by McGraw-Hill (first published 1972)
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Carl McGee
Jun 17, 2008 rated it really liked it
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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
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Edwin
Jan 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Enjoyable, well written, book about Japanese customs and culture from the perspective of an American living there in the mid-1970's.
Brendan  McAuliffe
Aug 25, 2007 rated it liked it
Not on the list but there is a second book ~ ' More About the Japanese '
Lisa
Jan 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: japan
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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