| Nov 7, 2012

Celebration routines out of control

by Dave Wiggins

Former longtime Japan resident Dave Wiggins, who was a sports columnist and television analyst in Tokyo, is now a sports writer based in Vero Beach, Florida. He will be contributing a bi-monthly column on the North American sports scene to The Japan Times beginning ...

Hirai's impact on swimmers profound

| Aug 1, 2012

Hirai's impact on swimmers profound

by Ed Odeven

Valentine’s Day is not associated with a passion for one’s job, but rather, you know, a different kind of affection. Nevertheless, a story published on Feb. 14 by the Asahi Shimbun highlighted Norimasa Hirai’s passion for his job and the guidance he has given ...

| Oct 8, 2010

Ichiro hampered by poor supporting cast

by Ed Odeven

It’s been suggested that Ichiro Suzuki cares about statistics — his stats — and really doesn’t care about winning. That’s news to me. Has there been a poll conducted to prove this is true? Is there clear evidence that a man who has had ...