Tokyo Junkie: 60 Years of Bright Lights and Back Alleys . . . and Baseball
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Tokyo Junkie: 60 Years of Bright Lights and Back Alleys . . . and Baseball


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Tokyo Junkie is a memoir that plays out over the dramatic 60-year growth of the megacity Tokyo, once a dark, fetid backwater and now the most populous, sophisticated, and safe urban capital in the world.

Follow author Robert Whiting (The Chrysanthemum and the Bat, You Gotta Have Wa, Tokyo Underworld) as he watches Tokyo transform during the 1964 Olympics, rubs shoulders with the Yakuza and comes face to face with the city’s dark underbelly, interviews Japan’s baseball elite after publishing his first best-selling book on the subject, and learns how politics and sports collide to produce a cultural landscape unlike any other, even as a new Olympics is postponed and the COVID virus ravages the nation.

A colorful social history of what Anthony Bourdain dubbed, “the greatest city in the world,” Tokyo Junkie is a revealing account by an accomplished journalist who witnessed it all firsthand and, in the process, had his own dramatic personal transformation.



From the Publisher

From the bestselling author of You Gotta Have Wa, Robert WhitingFrom the bestselling author of You Gotta Have Wa, Robert Whiting

Praise for the book from Terrence Winter, creator of Boardwalk Empire

Praise for the book from Terrence Winter, creator of Boardwalk Empire

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Image of the author

A starred review of the book from Kirkus Reviews

A starred review of the book from Kirkus Reviews

The title and subtitle Tokyo Junkie: 60 Years of Bright Light, Back Alleys, and Baseball The title and subtitle Tokyo Junkie: 60 Years of Bright Light, Back Alleys, and Baseball

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