Moving with the bat and the ball

Preliminary reflections on the migration of Japanese baseball labour

Yoshio Takahashi, John D. Horne

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Abstract

Since The Early 1990S There Has Been Increased Research Interest In The Migration Of Athletic Talent, Or Sports Labour. Until Recently, However, Academic Interest In Sports Labour Migration From And Between East Asian Countries Has Been Limited. This Article Considers The Recent Migration Patterns Of Japanese Professional Baseball Players. Focusing Particularly On The Past Decade, Some Key Trends In The Migration Of Japanese Baseball Players Are Identified, And Issues For Future Investigation Are Outlined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-88
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Review for the Sociology of Sport
Volume41
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Baseball
  • Japan
  • Sport labour migration

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  • Sociology and Political Science
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Moving with the bat and the ball : Preliminary reflections on the migration of Japanese baseball labour. / Takahashi, Yoshio; Horne, John D.

In: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Vol. 41, No. 1, 01.03.2006, p. 79-88.

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