BOOK REVIEW

THE MEANING OF JCHIRO - ROBERT WHITING

Robert Whiting is a journalist on Japanese-American cultural relations.  He is considered an expert on both nations' passion for baseball.

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. 

Robert 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!

REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON

DO NOT REPRINT WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE REVIEWER, NANCY EATON

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