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Ultra Nippon: How Japan Reinvented Football As co hosts of theWorld 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

  • Hardcover
  • Ultra Nippon: How Japan Reinvented Football
  • Jonathan Birchall
  • 09 June 2017
  • 0747264090

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6 thoughts on “Ultra Nippon: How Japan Reinvented Football

  1. Jared M Jared M says:

    East Asian football has come in leaps and bounds in the past decade, as exemplified by the appearances in the past four Football World Cups in which both Japan and South Korea have both featured Initially, both countries were easy beats, but now have credibility on the international stage, both sides having made the knockout phase in two of the past three World Cups competing against European and South American nations which have a much superior pedigree in football Key to this has been the establishment of professional football leagues in both countries, which allows for development and exposure for domestic players Although South Korea s K League was up and running first 1983 , Japan s J League formed in 1993 is the highly regarded of the two professional leagues.Jonathan Birchall, an English journalist formerly based in Japan, has written a passionate account of his year following the J League Amidst the rigid and formal structure of Japanese society, there is a niche culture that surrounds the clubs that play in the J League Birchall does a fine job in immersing himself and exploring that culture in Ultra Nippon How Japan Reinvented Football In preparing this book, Birchall has not only talked to the fans, but also to the players and managers In this way, the reader gains a perspective of the life of a journeyman football player, those who leave their own shores to seek a better life offshore, as well as the personalities of the fans and supporters Like most professional leagues, the J League has its fair share of Brazilian players, three of which feature in the team Birchall follows, the Shimizu S Pulse The team is managed by former Tottenham player Steve Perryman, who adds some insight on the Japanese game from the point of view of an English former professional player Although serving partially as a very informal history of the J League, including a commentary on some of the famous players and managers that have graced the J League, as well as the bizarre club names and past controversies, Ultra Nippon is really an engaging tale of the travels and troubles of Shimizu S Pulse during the 1999 J League season, and the club s supporters, with a bit of insight on Japanese culture meshing with professional football thrown in for good measure.Relatively dated now as it was published in 2000, prior to Japan co hosting with South Korea the 2002 World Cup, Ultra Nippon How Japan Reinvented Football is still an interesting insight into an ex pat s experience of a foreign football league I didn t quite get the sense that Japan reinvented football as per the subtitle of this book, but reinvigorated it Still, Ultra Nippon is well worth a space on the bookshelf, especially if you have an interest in East Asian football.

  2. Harry Starr Harry Starr says:

    If you love soccer you re going to love this one Beautifully well written, once I picked it up I couldn t put it down Enjoyable from start to finish.

  3. Kikuko Itasaka Kikuko Itasaka says:

    Ultra Nippon is an ultra great read This book provides insights on a culture that is often considered to be enigmatic You find yourself completely entertained, but when you put the book down, you also realize you have learned quite a lot.

  4. z55z.co Customer z55z.co Customer says:

    This book is an excellent read its not your run of the mill soccer book, but is a refreshig change to the norm its well worth a read and definately worth buying if you like soccer, you will like this.

  5. Jared M Jared M says:

    East Asian football has come in leaps and bounds in the past decade, as exemplified by the appearances in the past four Football World Cups in which both Japan and South Korea have both featured Initially, both countries were easy beats, but now have credibility on the international stage, both sides having made the knockout phase in two of the past three World Cups competing against European and South American nations which have a much superior pedigree in football Key to this has been the establishment of professional football leagues in both countries, which allows for development and exposure for domestic players Although South Korea s K League was up and running first 1983 , Japan s J League formed in 1993 is the highly regarded of the two professional leagues.Jonathan Birchall, an English journalist formerly based in Japan, has written a passionate account of his year following the J League Amidst the rigid and formal structure of Japanese society, there is a niche culture that surrounds the clubs that play in the J League Birchall does a fine job in immersing himself and exploring that culture in Ultra Nippon How Japan Reinvented Football In preparing this book, Birchall has not only talked to the fans, but also to the players and managers In this way, the reader gains a perspective of the life of a journeyman football player, those who leave their own shores to seek a better life offshore, as well as the personalities of the fans and supporters Like most professional leagues, the J League has its fair share of Brazilian players, three of which feature in the team Birchall follows, the Shimizu S Pulse The team is managed by former Tottenham player Steve Perryman, who adds some insight on the Japanese game from the point of view of an English former professional player Although serving partially as a very informal history of the J League, including a commentary on some of the famous players and managers that have graced the J League, as well as the bizarre club names and past controversies, Ultra Nippon is really an engaging tale of the travels and troubles of Shimizu S Pulse during the 1999 J League season, and the club s supporters, with a bit of insight on Japanese culture meshing with professional football thrown in for good measure.Relatively dated now as it was published in 2000, prior to Japan co hosting with South Korea the 2002 World Cup, Ultra Nippon How Japan Reinvented Football is still an interesting insight into an ex pat s experience of a foreign football league I didn t quite get the sense that Japan reinvented football as per the subtitle of this book, but reinvigorated it Still, Ultra Nippon is well worth a space on the bookshelf, especially if you have an interest in East Asian football.

  6. Sebastiano Mereu Sebastiano Mereu says:

    There is not much English literature on the J.League But even if there were, this book would most probably still be my favorite Jonathan Birchall describes his encounters and emotions following Shimizu S Pulse through Japan and explains why certain things are the way they are in Japanese football, and in Japan in general Must read for anyone interested in Japanese football.

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