Recommended Reading

» 24 May 2009 » In international baseball, npb, sports business »

One of the positive outcomes after the Kintetsu Buffaloes-Orix Blue Wave merger and the addition of Rakuten Golden Eagles in 2005 was the increase of interest in sports business from the general public. The development of the problem was publicized daily on every media and I personally remember wanting to know the details and learn exactly what was happening behind the scenes. I was probably not the only one developing an interest in the subject, as many teams around the league started to show signs of emphasizing the business side of their operations. From that time on there have been many books published on the business side of NPB and, for bilingual readers, I would like to recommend some of the books I have read recently and in the past which might catch your interest.

I will try introducing some good reads at times to get a better understanding and learn what happens behind the scenes in Japanese baseball and sports in general.

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  1. Ryo
    25/05/2009 at 12:19 am Permalink

    Thanks for the recommendations, I’m gonna pick up a couple of them! Have you read 高校野球「裏」ビジネス? It’s a very informative book about the underbelly of amateur and professional baseball in Japan, and the author has done all the legwork interviewing prominent baseball powerbrokers from across the country in person (often times anonymously, but that’s just Japanese journalism).高校野球「裏」ビジネス-ちくま新書-軍司-貞則/dp/4480064079

  2. Ryo
    25/05/2009 at 5:01 am Permalink

    Thanks Simon, suprisingly, that’s the next book I was about to read. I was not able to add to the list, since I have not read it yet.