So, who is this Jon Wiederspan person? Perhaps, what is Jon Wiederspan is a better question. It isn't, but it might be.
Jon Wiederspan is a Software Design Consultant for the Technical Japanese Program at the University of Washington. Although his primary job is to write software which helps in teaching Japanese, he recently became enamoured of the World Wide Web, which has resulted in these lessons and a tendency to speak of himself in the third person.
Jon lives in Lynnwood, Washington, USA, a suburb of Seattle, Washington, with two five-year-old cats, a two-year old daughter, and a wife of unspecified age.