Yashi Nozawa was born in Tokyo, Japan. He came to the United States and received M.S and Sc.D. degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT. After his retirement from engineering, he began writing as a second career. He writes in two different fields: the genre of biographical fictions and memoirs, and science and religions, specializing in the rational explanation of religious phenomena. He has written several dozen articles in both fields for periodicals. He has also published, "Temporary Permanence" subtitled, "My Life in America: Humorous Short Stories Based on Experiences of a Japanese Engineer," a collection of biographical short stories. Many readers of the book have praised his O’Henry-style writing and made it a local best seller. "The Spring Connections: Easter, Passover and Others," (as Dr. Yasushi Nozawa) is his second book, the first in the field of science and religion. The book is about the deep-rooted tradition of spring celebration and its interaction with calendar systems. He also disclosed his new interpretation of the meaning of the Israelites' Exodus in the book. "Betrayal, Resurrection, and Conversion: An Atheist's View," is his latest book in science and religion field. He disclosed his bold three hypotheses, which explained major miracles in Christianity with rational and logical ways.
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The First Christmas
by Yashi Nozawa
It is a non-religious book about history and origin of Christmas celebration. The author tries to determine who, when and where did perform the first Christmas celebration within the confines of the continental USA. During the process, he has to investigate many earlier explorers and settlers including the pre-Columbian period. It also describes the evolution of Christmas celebration in Japan.
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