George S. Ledyard
Not likely to learn Japanese at this late date. Why don't you start another thread and give us your take on the book.
I just learned that I have been wearing egg on my face for a while now! I was complaining about the wrong book. My issue is with a book called "The Secrets of Aikido" I have not even read "The Secret Teachings of Aikido" by the same author (10 years later).
I think he could have come up with a slighly more original name, but otherwise I completely apologize and retract my statements about the book I never read!