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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:

Indie games get a boost at Tokyo Game Show

Sep 18, 2014

Indie games get a boost at Tokyo Game Show

Major gaming companies are likely to dominate the headlines at this weekend’s Tokyo Game Show (TGS), along with the promise of future releases that have budgets reaching into the millions. Matthieu Guillemot of Japan-based independent studio Little Big MMO will also be at the ...

Otani may create unique challenge

| Sep 8, 2014

Otani may create unique challenge

Shohei Otani has proven this season that he’s a talent unlike any other Japanese baseball has seen over the course of a full season. There are better hitters and better pitchers (though maybe not for long), but no one who can do both simultaneously ...

Fan-favorite Inaba jumping into sunset

| Sep 3, 2014

Fan-favorite Inaba jumping into sunset

Atsunori Inaba may have been Japan’s most popular player among foreign fans during the 2013 World Baseball Classic. The quadrennial competition doesn’t just bring 16 nations together, it allows the baseball cultures of various nations to come together. Prominent among these is Japan’s ouendan. ...

Sawamura fires two-hitter against Tigers

Aug 28, 2014

Sawamura fires two-hitter against Tigers

Hirokazu Sawamura let out a shout and thrust both arms in the air. The Yomiuri Giants pitcher had been bitten in his first two starts against the Hanshin Tigers, but the third time turned out to be the charm. Sawamura threw a two-hit shutout ...

UFC star Tate prepared to take fight to Nakai

Aug 27, 2014

UFC star Tate prepared to take fight to Nakai

Miesha Tate wants Rin Nakai to remember her after their fight next month. Nakai, who is undefeated (16-0-1), likely already knows all about Tate, a superstar in women’s mixed martial arts, but Tate wants a special place in Nakai’s world. “She’s undefeated, so it’s ...

Big decision looms for ace Kaneko

| Aug 25, 2014

Big decision looms for ace Kaneko

For Chihiro Kaneko, it starts now. The questions about his future and the maelstrom of media attention that will have grown to a fevered pitch by the time it’s time to face the issue. Before, free agency questions could be neatly parried with a ...