Ultra Nippon

Ultra Nippon : How Japan Reinvented Football

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As co-hosts of the 2002 World Cup, football in Japan has never been so much under scrutiny. In ULTRA NIPPON Jonathan Birchall examines the world of Japanese 'socca' which has attracted some of the biggest stars in the world. Focusing on Shimizu S-Pulse, coached by Tottenham legend Steve Perryman, he looks how Japanese football is different from that of other countries (where else would the bins be divided between burnable and non-burnable rubbish?) and how it is different from other sports in Japan. He has written a revealing and hugely entertaining portrait not just of a sport in new surroundings, but of an old country coming to terms with change.show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 195mm
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • portraits
  • 0747264090
  • 9780747264095

About Jonathan Birchall

Jonathan Birchall has been BBC correspondent in the Far East for more than a decade and has written on sport and politics for the Financial Times, Guardian and many other publications.show more

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