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Jason Coskrey

Jason Coskrey is a sports writer for The Japan Times. His primary focus is Japanese baseball, but he has also covered soccer, American football, boxing and basketball. He previously worked for the Marietta Daily Journal in Marietta, Ga. A native of Detroit, he is a graduate of the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

For Jason Coskrey's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Little sizzle found during NPB winter

| Dec 20, 2014

Little sizzle found during NPB winter

Where will Chihiro Kaneko and Takashi Toritani be playing next season? As the moving and shaking of the NPB offseason — or the Hot Hibachi League, as Japan Times columnist and HHL commissioner Wayne Graczyk likes to refer to it — begins to wind ...

Jeter, Matsui coming together to aid Tohoku children

Dec 17, 2014

Jeter, Matsui coming together to aid Tohoku children

Retired New York Yankees greats Derek Jeter and Hideki Matsui are teaming up once again, this time in support of children in the Tohoku region. The former MLB All-Stars will participate in the Tomodachi Charity Baseball Game on March 21, 2015, at Tokyo Dome, ...

Kaneko, Sugano claim MVP awards

Nov 26, 2014

Kaneko, Sugano claim MVP awards

Chihiro Kaneko put up big numbers last season, but was largely out of the spotlight when it was time to give out awards. This time around, the Orix Buffaloes ace was one of the main attractions. Kaneko was named the 2014 Pacific League MVP ...

Konami's winning take on 'the beautiful game'

Nov 22, 2014

Konami's winning take on 'the beautiful game'

Soccer, more than any other sport, is the world’s game. Played by millions, it is unquestionably the most popular sport on the planet. “The beautiful game” is simple at its core yet can be frustratingly complex in its execution, with zealous fans living and ...

Dueling goals drove Samurai Japan

| Nov 22, 2014

Dueling goals drove Samurai Japan

One way of looking at Samurai Japan’s victory in the MLB-Japan All-Star Series is from the point of view that the Japanese team proved once again it could hold its own against the major leaguers. This rings true, of course, with Japan reeling off ...

MLB offense rebounds in Game 4, triumphs over Japan

Nov 16, 2014

MLB offense rebounds in Game 4, triumphs over Japan

The MLB All-Stars can’t win their series against Samurai Japan but that doesn’t mean they can’t go down swinging. Justin Morneau homered and drove in four runs in support of starter Chris Capuano, and the MLB team notched its first victory in the MLB-Japan ...

Cano sustains fractured toe, done for series

Nov 16, 2014

Cano sustains fractured toe, done for series

The MLB-Japan All-Star Series show will go on, but it’ll be without its leading man. Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano was lifted from Game 3 on Saturday after being struck in the foot by a pitch from Yuki Nishi and was diagnosed with ...