Sylvia Beach gave Sato copies of Ulysses to sell in Japan. This letter was to her. 'Mr. Joyce's book has such an original clever and wonderfully unique style. His wording is simply wonderful . . . if it (Portrait of the Artist) is translated into Japanese it may be a successful one. Just now the sexual question is very popular among the young peoples. So the struggle of the hero with his sin might hit a popularity in Japan. I will keep on to find him and if I have succeeded to find him a publisher I will tell him hurry my translation of his book. . . .' [p. 268].