Yamada deserving of MVP award

| Oct 5, 2015

Yamada deserving of MVP award

Last Friday, after the Tokyo Yakult Swallows were crowned as the best team in the Central League for 2015, Tetsuto Yamada wasn’t quite ready to weigh in on the topic of the CL’s best player. Asked about the possibility of being named this year’s ...

Swallows claim first CL pennant since 2001

Oct 2, 2015

Swallows claim first CL pennant since 2001

The Swallows fans packed into the stands at Jingu Stadium had already been cheering about as loud as they had all season for the past four hours But when Yuhei Takai hit a ball that squirted past the first-base bag and into right field, ...

Pena irked by Okubo's comments

Sep 30, 2015

Pena irked by Okubo's comments

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles slugger Wily Mo Pena has taken exception to comments his manager, Hiromoto “Dave” Okubo, made to the media recently. The last-place Eagles have scored the fewest runs (440) in Japan and began Wednesday with the worst team batting average in ...

Giants pull within game of CL-leading Swallows

Sep 26, 2015

Giants pull within game of CL-leading Swallows

The Yomiuri Giants kept the magic going at Tokyo Dome and kept their chance at a fourth consecutive Central League pennant alive in the process. Shinnosuke Abe hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the fifth, and the Yomiuri bullpen brought it home as the ...

Muscular Australian shows off Tokyo Game Show's other side

Sep 19, 2015

Muscular Australian shows off Tokyo Game Show's other side

Australian Lee Carmichael stands out from the standard fare of promotional models at this weekend’s Tokyo Game Show because, unlike 95 percent of those hired to attract attention, Carmichael is a man. “That’s one thing I’ve noticed,” Carmichael says during a brief chat on ...

8-4 turns your game's 'Engrish' into English

Sep 17, 2015

8-4 turns your game's 'Engrish' into English

‘Gaming Jesus” is ready to give the 8-4 tour. “It won’t take long,” he promises. The office that houses his game localization company is quite cozy. A small sign bearing the 8-4 logo greets visitors just inside the door, and to the immediate left ...