translation is a rarity... The book's charm lies in its insights into
Japanese culture: where else would a player hit by his coach for making a
disrespectful remark later plead forgiveness on bended knee? And Kiyomiya's
irritation at meeting weak opponents is clear: the stronger the opposition,
the more Waseda had to strive for improvement!" -- Rugby World magazine, February 2007
From the Author
him to have allowed me to translate his book into English.