‘Slam Dunk’ Manga Brought The Love Of Basketball To Japan

The Japan Daily Press: ''With Asian players not very big in the international basketball scene, it’s actually a wonder why basketball is a hugely popular sport in the region. While some countries can attribute it to their former colonizers (the Philippines, where the United States has made it the most popular sport in the country) or to the one big player who made it to the NBA (China and Yao Ming of course), Japan can trace its love of basketball to a manga: Takehiko Inoue’s Slam Dunk.''

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