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Sumo: A Thinking Fan's Guide to Japan's National Sport (Paperback)

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    Sumo is a fresh and funny introduction to the fascinating world of sumo, Japan's national sport. Author David Benjamin peels away the veneer of sumo as a cultural treasure and reveals it as an action-packed sport populated by superb ......more

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Sumo is a fresh and funny introduction to the fascinating world of sumo, Japan's national sport. Author David Benjamin peels away the veneer of sumo as a cultural treasure and reveals it as an action-packed sport populated by superb athletes who employ numerous strategies and techniques to overcome their gargantuan opponents. Sumo provides an engaging, witty, behind-the-scenes look at sumo today.

David Benjamin lived in Japan for 7 years, where he was editor-in-chief of Tokyo Journal, contributing editor and columnist for The Japan Times Weekly, and wrote a weekly column for The Mainichi Daily News. He was also a regular sumo columnist in Shukan Bunshun and an occasional commentator on sumo and other sports on television, and remains the only foreigner ever to cover Japan's national sport on a regular basis in a major Japanese-language publication. He lives in New York and Paris.

Author:
Benjamin, David
Series Title:
Tuttle Classics
Genre:
SPORTS & RECREATION / Wrestling
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Revised, Updated
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
256
Language:
English
Publisher:
Tuttle Pub
Publish Date:
03/10/2010
Copyright Year:
2010
ISBN:
9784805310878
Height:
8.25 in
Wdth:
5.0 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.6 lb
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