True meaning of Ichiro even greater than 3,000-hit milestone

Aug 8, 2016

True meaning of Ichiro even greater than 3,000-hit milestone

There were a lot of people in Japan who awoke early April 3, 2001 (the night of April 2 in the U.S.), with a mix of anticipation and wonder as they watched new Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki’s first game in the major leagues. ...

Swallows' Sato cools off potent Carp offense

Aug 4, 2016

Swallows' Sato cools off potent Carp offense

Yoshinori Sato held back NPB’s top offense for as long as he could. It turned out to be just long enough for one of Japan’s top offensive players to put the game away. Sato held the Hiroshima Carp scoreless for six innings and Tetsuto ...

Cromartie brings bid for Montreal MLB team to Japan

Aug 2, 2016

Cromartie brings bid for Montreal MLB team to Japan

Warren Cromartie said being back in Japan made him feel like he was home. He said there were fans who recognized him while he was out and about in Tokyo and that he’d already made plans to have dinner with a few of his ...

Tokyo will host two rounds of 2017 WBC

Aug 2, 2016

Tokyo will host two rounds of 2017 WBC

Samurai Japan’s quest to reclaim the World Baseball Classic title will begin in the nation’s capital. Tokyo was announced as a host for both rounds of the Asian region of the 2017 World Baseball Classic during a news conference at the NPB Commissioner’s office ...

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 ...