Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball filmmakers Kenneth Eng and Alex Shear talk about trying to do justice to the material, and using baseball as a way for American audiences to understand Japanese culture better.
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In Japan, baseball is not a pastime, it's a national obsession. And for many of the country's youth, the sport has become a rite of...
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High school students in Japan compete in the annual "Koshien" baseball tournament to make it to the national championship.
Jim Allen, columnist for The Daily Omiuri, ponders what it means to lose at Koshien.
The Japan Times columnist Marty Kuehnert explains why high school baseball is so important to the Japanese people.
Interview with New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui about his experience playing ball in high school.
Interview with baseball historian Kazuo Sayama on the history of baseball in Japan.
Baseball historian Masayuki Tamaki talks about crying at Koshien.
American expatriate author Robert Whiting talks about Japanese high school hazing.
In Japan, baseball is not a pastime it's a national obsession
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