America and JapanThe Twain Meet Author:Jack Seward Widely regarded as America's foremost authority on Japan, Jack Seward has had a long and fascinating career vis-a-vis that country. — After learning his first words of Japanese from two coworkers on an Oklahoma ranch in 1939-42, he went on to formal study of the language and culture at the Universities of Oklahoma, Hawaii, and Michigan, the last ... more »being the site of the Military Intelligence Service Japanese Languaage School from which he graduated-after 2 1/2 years of a full-time program of courses in Japanese history,literature, economy, language, and geography-ranked second inhis class. He was then commissioned in the Military Intelligence Service.
Shortly after the close of World War II, he went to Japan for duty with one of Doublas MacArthur's staff selections, the first of the jobs that were to keep him there for 25 years, the others including such positions as export sales manager of a Japanese camera manufacturer and Far East Representative of a New York publisher. Then he returned to his native Texas to begin writing and teaching.
More information about Jack Seward is in this book labeled "Seward's Best Book" by Johnny Heater and Kashu Mainichi. This is America's foremost authority reporting on American-Japanese relations.« less