Dick Jorgensen – Author

O Tomodachi – Overview

In 1954, as a twenty-nine-year-old grad student, Dick Jorgensen was selected to be one of four “ambassador” teachers in a first-ever exchange program with Japan. Jorgensen would represent the University of Michigan, where he was studying history, and would spend the next two years teaching at the University of Hiroshima, founded in the wake of the dropping of the atomic bomb on that city in 1945. Read more

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Dick wearing “Russian General’s coat” that kept him warm morning and night!

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The famous Mount Fuji

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Dick discovered entertaining was a great way for his students to practice using their english skills.

View Dick Jorgensen in person!

Dick Jorgensen tells host Fred Klein about his new book O Tomodachi which chronicles Jorgensen’s two years in Japan in 1954 on a first-ever exchange program.

Mata, o me ni kakarimasho. (“I hope to hang my eyes on you again.”)