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Tokyo Underworld: The Fast Times and Hard Life of an American Gangster in Japan

by Robert Whiting

A riveting account of the role of Americans in the evolution of the Tokyo underworld in the years since 1945.

In the ashes of postwar Japan lay a gold mine for certain opportunistic, expatriate Americans.  Addicted...


The Meaning of Ichiro: The New Wave from Japan and the Transformation of Our National Pastime

by Robert Whiting

Matsui... Nomo... Sasaki... Ichiro... the so-called American "National Pastime" has developed a decidedly Japanese flair. Indeed, in this year's All-Star game, two of the starting American League outfielders...