It was very hard to decide which book I should bring from Japan before I moved to Germany (in 2007). I didn't want to miss any necessary and favorite book, while saving the cost of shipment.
Now in my bookshelf in the office in Konstanz, I have many Japanese books that I can't buy in Germany as well as some written in English. One of them is the Susumu Ohno's book 'Evolution by gene duplication'. The version I have is in Japanese (see below for the cover picture) - translated and published in 1977, 7 years after the publication of the original version written by the Japanese author in English. I listened to lectures, titled 'molecular biology', by one of the translators in Kyoto when I was a 2nd-year undergraduate student.
For those who are familiar with genome evolution, it should be apparent that the title of this blog 'Originally 4' came from one of his hypotheses - so-called 'two-round whole genome duplication (2R-WGD) hypothesis'.