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Aug 17

Featured Author: Robert Van Bergen

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Robert Van Bergen was one of the first American scholars to study in Japan after its opening to foreigners in the 1860′s. In addition to mastering Japanese and other oriental languages, he taught English to the Japanese and was personally known to many of the revolutionary statesmen of Japan who transformed the country from a feudal empire, with medieval customs to one of the most advanced technological countries in the world in only a single generation.