Whiting is a journalist on Japanese-American cultural
relations. He is considered an expert on both nations' passion
Ichiro Suzuki is known in the world of baseball
by only one name "Ichiro". During the last three years he has
received the most votes for The All Start Game. He has also
been named Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player.
This book, however, is not just about Ichiro Suzuki.
It is really about how many Japanese players have come to the United
States and became stars in the major leagues.
Whiting writes about how our game of baseball in the United States
is now being influenced by the Japanese players. He goes into
detail about the training of the Japanese players and why more and
more of them will be coming to the United States.
This is a
great book for sports fans and it will also be of interest to anyone
interested in cultural relations between the two countries.
The author goes into detail as to how baseball has had an
effect on the relationship between the United States and
Japan. This is a good read!
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