You Gotta Have Wa
By Robert Whiting
(Vintage, Paperback, 9780679729471, 368pp.)
Publication Date: October 3, 1990
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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An important element in Japanese baseball is wa--group harmony--embodied in the proverb "The nail that sticks up shall be hammered down". But what if the nail is a visiting American player? Here's a look at Japanese baseball, as seen by baffled Americans
Robert Whiting is the author of You Gotta Have Wa and is one of the very few Westerners to write a regular column in the Japanese press. He has appeared as a commentator in documentaries about Japan and on such shows as Larry King Live and The MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour. He has also written for The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Smithsonian, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, and Time, among other publications. He lives in Tokyo.
"Whiting has hit upon a brilliant way of demonstrating the very different psyche of our major trading partner across the Pacific."--The New York Times Book Review