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Japan's runners need a change of pace

by J.J. O'Donoghue

In “The Way of the Runner,” Adharanand Finn has written an entertaining account of Japan’s obsession with long-distance running (and training). However, the problem is when he veers off the running track into the land of cliche. Consider this: Finn writes that bread only comes in packets of three slices, ...

Marathon Japan

by David Cozy

Thomas R.H. Havens warns us early in “Marathon Japan” that “the emphasis is on sports history, not the anthropology of ...