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The Award-winning PBS documentary film

Follow two high schools in Japan on their quest to reach the National Championship Tournament.

* The only Western film ever to explore the Japanese Way of Baseball.

* Experience the baseball culture that produced MLB superstars Ichiro Suzuki and Daisuke Matsuzaka.

* NEW! DVD EXTRAS include interviews with Hideki Matsui of the New York Yankees, Author Robert Whiting, deleted scenes, and more.

* FREE discussion guide for teachers

What people are saying:  
“Tom Hanks’s character in “A League of Their Own” was wrong: there is crying in baseball..."
- Anita Gates, NY Times
“...one of the best [sports documentaries] I've ever seen...better than even Hoop Dreams...captures the essence of not only Japanese sports, but Japanese society as well.”
- Customer Review from Amazon.com
“Part fascist nostalgia, part longing for a simpler, rural way of life, part beautiful game...an excellent window into modern, changing Japan."
- C. Ogawa, Japan Visitor
“...a tremendous way to demonstrate to high school students...cultural differences and similarities between baseball players in the United States and Japan.”
- Coach R. Schimenz, Queens Voc. Tech. HS

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