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When Katsuya Nomura left the Rakuten Golden Eagles baseball team as manager recently, he was celebrated by the mainstream press as one of the greatest leaders in the game while at the same time derided by the tabloid press, which claimed his players were happy to get rid of an old grouch.

Nomura will supposedly discuss this and other “taboo subjects” on the sports-talk special “Charisma Hakusho II” (Charisma White Paper II; TBS, Tues., 7:55 p.m.), and reveal what happened behind the scenes at Rakuten when he was asked to submit his resignation. The program promises to cover everything about his tenure at the club “from the bedroom to the field office.”

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