Veteran mainstays guide Giants past Swallows

Jul 29, 2016

Veteran mainstays guide Giants past Swallows

For one night, it almost felt like old times for the Yomiuri Giants. Shinnosuke Abe and Hayato Sakamoto were hitting home runs and Tetsuya Utsumi was making sure the other team didn’t. Abe connected on a two-run shot, Sakamoto hit a solo blast and ...

BitSummit reveals the reach of indie games

Jul 23, 2016

BitSummit reveals the reach of indie games

BitSummit, the independent game festival annually held in Kyoto, has grown rapidly in the four years since it went from being an idea in founder James Mielke’s head to a respected event that developers and fans from around the globe look forward to each ...

Carp, Hawks aim for continued success in second half

Jul 17, 2016

Carp, Hawks aim for continued success in second half

As can be expected, the top two teams of the first half, the Central League’s Hiroshima Carp and Pacific League’s Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, were well represented during this year’s NPB All-Star Series. Seven members of the Carp were on the CL roster, while the ...

Samurai Japan collegiate squad falls to U.S.

Jul 15, 2016

Samurai Japan collegiate squad falls to U.S.

Kohei Miyadai has helped pull off some improbable wins for the University of Tokyo on the mound at Jingu Stadium this year. He traded in his Todai colors for the Hinomaru on Friday, but fell just short of being part of another magic moment. ...