By Norio Goto
Translated by Masaki Watanabe
Norio Goto’s exhaustively- researched book, first published in Japan in 2010, captures the development of the team from their early struggles to their ascension to the status as fan favourites, and ultimately league champions, to the internment years and beyond. Goto also provides a window into baseball as it developed in Japan, and the crossover between teams from both Japan and North America.
“What I really wanted to record for posterity in the context of a baseball team called the Asahi were the candid voices of Nikkei Canadians straight from their heart.” – Norio Goto
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