Saturday, March 12, 2011

Baseball in Japan

Benjamin A. Peters "attended a match between the Yomiuri Giants and Hiroshima Carp in southern Miyazaki Prefecture" and found out "what baseball looks like in a country where sports events are not rehearsals for nationalism and militarism" — Japan’s Culture of Peace: Reflections on Constitutional Antimilitarism.

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Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

Baseball is one of the great cultural exports of the United States, an almost perfect balance of individual and team effort designed to teach and reinforce the concept of social harmony & competition at the same time. The value of baseball, as opposed to, say American football, is evident in the fact that cultures very different from the United States have embraced the game with fervor -- Japan, the Carribean, Latin America.

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Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Couldn't agree more. Americans should be proud of baseball. It's a far better sport than football and far, far better than the sport what foreigners tend to call football.

One of the things I plan to do upon return to the US is follow my local baseball team, preferably minor league.

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