Sosuke Maese and Makoto Ohno

To David: The belief that revolutionary change derives from people rather than intellectuals has consistently grounded your theory of value, as well as your ethnography; for this reason, your work has continually saved us from the state of lethargy that we are entrapped in time and time again in confrontation with crises, by illuminating wondrous events and new discoveries in everyday situations. Here in Japan, too, passionate readers of your work have been increasing day by day. This is what we have always hoped for. We are extremely honored that our press has been able to publish many of your books. And thanks to your rare passion and productivity, we will be able to work on many more. We are happy we can be with you for a long, long time.

— Sosuke Maese and Makoto Ohno, editors at Ibunsha Press, from Tokyo