The above book describes the highly sophisticated Japanese palpation skills acquired and required during good acupuncture therapy. Many Japanese practitioners rely in their treatment on the findings obtained through this kind of very sensitive touch, instead of the theory and pattern driven selection of the so-called “standard point locations”. I believe, a translation of this book would be an invaluable asset to western oriental medical community in general!
(The link points to an article I wrote about a translators function as a “bookfinder” (in analogy to pathfinder).
Thus, because other countries are not really looking, and Japan itself does not actively provide this information, Japan seems to be still a sort of “undiscovered island” along the so-called information highway!
I would gladly offer my services to anybody (publishers, companies, etc…). Maybe in this way I could also help a large portion of the world population finally get access to a large body of valuable information on Japan.