Selected Articles

Benefits of Japan’s arcane imperial system outweigh costs, by Robert Whiting, Nikkei Asian Review, May 17, 2019

As world’s leading metropolis, Tokyo goes for gold, by Robert Whiting, Nikkei Asian Review, May 8, 2019

How star baseballer’s US success changed postwar Japan, by Robert Whiting, Nikkei Asian Review, April 5, 2019

Negative impact of 1964 Olympics profound, by Robert Whiting, The Japan Times, October 24, 2014

Saying UnSorry, by Robert Whiting, Foreign Policy, January 30, 2013

Irabu spent final days lost, without purpose, by Robert Whiting, The Japan Times, October 30, 2011

Nomo’s legacy should land him in Hall of Fame, by Robert Whiting, The Japan Times, October 24, 2010

History, tradition helped to undermine Valentine, by Robert Whiting, The Japan Times, February 7, 2010

Equaling Oh’s HR record proved difficult, by Robert Whiting, The Japan Times, October 31, 2008

Baseball in Japan: Not All Cheers, by Robert Whiting, TIME, March 27, 2008

Season Opens as Surely as Day Follows Night, by Robert Whiting, The New York Times, March 26, 2008

The Emperor of Swat, by Robert Whiting, The New York Times, August 9, 2007

NPB players in need of a strong union like MLBPA, by Robert Whiting, The Japan Times, April 24, 2007

Hideki Matsui: Godzilla Vs. the Americans, by Robert Whiting, TIME, Apr 28, 2003

Japan as the World Sees it; Batting out of Their League, by Robert Whiting, TIME, April 30, 2001

The Pain Of Perfection, by Robert Whiting, Sports Ilustrated, May 15, 1989

East Meets West in the Japanese Game of Besuboru, by Robert Whiting, Smithsonian, September 15, 1986

You’ve Gotta Have ‘wa’, by Robert Whiting, Sports Illustrated, September 24, 1979

Tokyo 1964 Olympics (series of five articles, sourced), by Robert Whiting, The Japan Times, October 2014

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