About the Author
Jack Seward has written forty-four books on Japan in both English and Japanese, including three Charles E. Tuttle titles--Outrageous Japanese (1991), Hari-Kiri (1968), and Cave of the Chinese Skeletons (1964)--and his best-known work, The Japanese (William Morrow, 1972). He studied Japanese at the US Army language school at the University of Michigan. He was sent to Japan during the Occupation as an army officer and later served as a CIA agent. He remained in Japan for twenty-five years as a businessman and writer. Seward is a regular contributor to Nichibei Journal and Tokyo Weekender, and he lives in Houston, TX.