Robert Whiting
Robert Whiting

Robert Whiting

Robert Whiting is a journalist and author who has lived in Tokyo on and off for more than half a century. 


One of only a few Western writers to have a regular newspaper column in Japanese, he is the author of several highly successful books on Japan including the best-selling You Gotta Have Wa (on baseball in Japan) and Tokyo Underworld (currently under option to Legendary Global). Topics he has written on include sports, Tokyo nightlife, and crime.

Titles by Author

Tokyo Junkie

Tokyo Junkie

By Robert Whiting

60 years of observation: an American journalist’s memoir about Tokyo’s modern urban transformation, its criminal underworld and, oh yes, baseball.

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