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 ...

D-Backs trying to set up roots in Japan

Aug 22, 2015

D-Backs trying to set up roots in Japan

Takashi Saito, a former major leaguer and currently a reliever for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, announced his intention to retire from baseball at the end of the year on Monday in Sendai. It was a happy coincidence Saito’s news conference was the same ...

Diamondbacks representatives help promote MLB Cup in Japan

Aug 18, 2015

Diamondbacks representatives help promote MLB Cup in Japan

Major League Baseball enlisted a little star power to help announce its latest youth initiative in Japan. Representatives from the Arizona Diamondbacks, including recent Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Randy Johnson, Tony La Russa and Luis Gonzalez, took time out of their goodwill tour ...