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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:

Marlins glad to add Ichiro

Jan 29, 2015

Marlins glad to add Ichiro

Ichiro Suzuki sipped green tea, elicited a few laughs and turned the tables on a media member with three questions of his own during his introductory news conference with the Miami Marlins. It was clear from the start that Ichiro can still own a ...

Japan to co-host Premier 12 baseball world tourney

Jan 19, 2015

Japan to co-host Premier 12 baseball world tourney

Japan was the first-ever champion of the World Baseball Classic, lifting the championship trophy on foreign soil in 2006. If Samurai Japan repeats the feat at the inaugural Premier 12, the Japanese will get to do all their celebrating at home. Japan has been ...

Fighters' Saito braces for vital year

| Jan 12, 2015

Fighters' Saito braces for vital year

Yuki Saito is hard at work in Chiba, at Kamagaya Stadium, the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters’ ni-gun base, these days. He’s busy preparing for the upcoming season, which might turn out to be a pivotal one for the star pitcher. The 2015 campaign will ...

Toritani may have thrived in majors

| Jan 10, 2015

Toritani may have thrived in majors

Two seasons ago, when it was thought Takashi Toritani was considering a move to MLB, many of the Pacific Rim scouts coming in and out of Japan were mostly lukewarm about his MLB prospects. They may had been fooled into thinking he was on ...

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 ...