The narrative of a Japanese; what he has seen and the people he has met in the course of the last forty years.

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The narrative of a Japanese; what he has seen and the people he has met in the course of the last forty years.  (1895) 
by Joseph Heco
The narrative of a Japanese, vol. 1 contains Heco's reminiscences, based on diaries that he began to keep as soon as he had mastered English. In the first volume, he describes his boyhood in Japan and the voyage that brought him to America; a trip to Hong Kong; and a return voyage to San Francisco, where a local businessman sponsors Heco's education and travels to New York and Baltimore. This volume concludes with Heco's return to Japan in 1859 and work as interpreter for the U.S. consulate and a second trip to America, 1861-1862.

Edited by James Murdoch.

THE

NARRATIVE

OF A

JAPANESE;

What he has seen and the people he has met in the

course of the last forty years.

BY

JOSEPH HECO.

Edited

BY

JAMES MURDOCH, M.A.

VOL. II.

[ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.]

Birds-eye view of the city of Yedo as it appeared in 1869.


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This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.