Jun 11, 2014

MLB All-Star squad to face Samurai Japan in November

Major League Baseball will organize an All-Star team and visit Japan this fall to play Samurai Japan, Nippon Professional Baseball announced on Tuesday. According to a press release, the MLB All-Stars are scheduled to play six games — five contests and an exhibition game ...

Kagawa invigorated by performance against New Zealand

Mar 6, 2014

Kagawa invigorated by performance against New Zealand

by Andrew Mckirdy

Shinji Kagawa believes he can rescue his Manchester United career after starring in Japan’s 4-2 friendly win over New Zealand on Wednesday night. Kagawa set up Shinji Okazaki for Japan’s opener before winning and converting a penalty himself at National Stadium, and also had ...

Japan wins close contest in Taipei

Nov 9, 2013

Japan wins close contest in Taipei

Shogo Akiyama broke up a tie game in the sixth inning with his second RBI of the game as a young Japan team defeated Taiwan 4-2 in the first game of their three-game series. With the game tied 2-2, Akiyama delivered a sacrifice fly ...

Oct 28, 2013

Kokubo reveals Japan squad for Taiwan games

Hiroki Kokubo named his first squad as Japan manager on Monday, a young party of 25 for next month’s exhibition games against Taiwan. Kokubo, who succeeded Koji Yamamoto earlier this month, will add players from the two teams in the Japan Series, the Yomiuri ...