Via USS MARINER, we discover that Ichiro Suzuki’s brain has been studied by a Japanese celebrity brain scientist for the salaryman version of “Inside the Actor’s Studio”, wherein a fawning expert in the field of brainery determines how successful people got that way. Ichiro’s secret? Obsessive-compulsive disorder, dime store philosophy, and active disassociation from reality.
Of course, the show (roughly translated as “Secrets of the Ultimate Professional”) didn’t phrase it quite that way. They were more, let’s say, pretentious and sycophantic. (Told you it was just like “Inside the Actor’s Studio” but for Japanese business!)