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Robert Whiting

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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.

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Tokyo Underworld
The Fast Times and Hard Life of an American Gangster in Japan
Written by Robert Whiting


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 26, 2000
Price: $16.00

"A fascinating look at some fascinating people who show how democracy advances hand in hand with crime in Japan." —Mario Puzo

In this unorthodox chronicle of the rise of Japan, Inc., Robert Whiting, author of You Gotta Have Wa, gives us a fresh perspective on the economic miracle and near disaster that... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Tokyo Underworld
The Fast Times and Hard Life of an American Gangster in Japan
Written by Robert Whiting


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 29, 2010
Price: $11.99

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You Gotta Have Wa

Written by Robert Whiting


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 24, 2009
Price: $16.95

A hilarious, informative, and riveting account of Japanese baseball and the cultural clashes that ensued when Americans began playing there professionally.

In Japan, baseball is a way of life. It is a philosophy. It is besuboru. Its most important element is wa—group harmony—embodied in the proverb "The nail that sticks up shall... Read more >
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