Personally, I don't like the term 'success.' It's too arbitrary and too relative a thing. It's usually someone else's definition, not yours.
If I'm in a slump, I ask myself for advice.
People striving for approval from others become phony.
The Japanese have a strong tendency to suppress their own feelings. That's the Japanese character. They kill their own emotions.
I heard that in the United States the level of baseball was the highest in the world. So it was only natural that I would want to go there, as a baseball player.