Golf is a Must
than ten million Japanese play golf, and
we have more than 1,500 golf courses.
Kono from Japan explains why golf is the game
to play in his country.
is very popular in Japan. More than ten million
Japanese play golf, and we have more than 1,500
golf courses. It is becoming the most popular sport
among male salaried workers in urban areas.
enjoy it for the same reasons westerners do. You
can play it well past middle age, and it's a good
way to entertain business associates and
Japan, playing golf is a must, particularly for
businessmen. It is required for their business
associations, but some salaried men like me
consider playing golf with business clients as a
way of reception an ill custom.
is expensive to play golf in Japan. Land is so
scarce that not much of it can be used for golf
courses. So, golf memberships are incredibly
expensive. And there are few public courses. Golf
clubs in Japan are established upon a membership
system, and rights to membership are bought and
sold in markets, just like stocks. That is to say,
they are investments.
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