CONCERNING ASIA

     Although otherwise self-explanatory, we might provide two ancillary notes on those letters pertaining to the introduction of Dianetics to a then still devastated Japan. In the first place, Ron had spent much of his youth in the Orient and, actually, spoke some Japanese – hence, his remark, “I am not unacquainted with the various patterns of language which would lie in a Japanese reactive mind.” In the second place, he would long describe the taking of Japanese lives in combat as his one regrettable act.