In the production of this text, I must acknowledge significant use of many parts of a translation by Miho Nishida, of Cornell University, in 1991. That script had adapted fragments from the works of Sue Shambaugh (date unknown), edited by Jeff Okamoto (1988) and Scott Sanford (1990). Nishida-san also gave special thanks to Sheng-Te Tsao and K Hindall of CJAS for their editing.

In this script, I would like to acknowledge contributions and help from Kenji Toyooka, Michiko Toyooka, and Eric S. Raymond.

This translation possibly sacrifices some fidelity to the original meaning in order to produce a smoother flow, better characterizations, and, I hope, a more sophisticated use of the English language.

Takashi Toyooka