(Friendship Between Nations)
By Dick Jorgensen
In this, the second of three memoirs, Dick Jorgensen takes readers along on his first around-the-world journey as he travels back to the United States from Japan in 1956.
Through Southeast Asia and then the Middle East, to Europe and finally, boarding a ship for New York from Genoa, Jorgensen gives us a firsthand view of life and times in the mid-20th-century world, cluing us into the history of various places along the way, and reminding us that the world is ever-changing and subject to the vagaries of man and politics.
Yūkō, which means “friendship between nations,” tells the story of Jorgensen’s life as he joins The Asia Foundation’s Japan desk in San Francisco, marries and starts a family.