More Than a Game

Sport in the Japanese American Community

Edited by Brian Niiya

Now for the first time, the history of sport in the Japanese American community has been documented in a collection of essays that captures the diversity and complexity of its evolution in the United States. More than 100 photographs, most from personal collections never before published, illustrate the extent of those who participated in sports, ranging from sumo to kendo, baseball to basketball, judo to wrestling and weight lifting to ice skating. With essays by Eichiro Azuma, Karleen C. Chinen, Lewis Kawahara, Chris Komai, Yoichi Nagata, Samuel O. Regalado, Cheryl Lynn Sullivan, Joseph R. Svinth, Eriko Yamamoto, and Samuel Hideo Yamashita.