Legends Matsui, Nagashima feted

May 5, 2013

Legends Matsui, Nagashima feted

by Jason Coskrey

Hideki Matsui was back in Japan for the first time since announcing his retirement in late December and back on the field where he hit home run after home run for the Yomiuri Giants in front of packed houses from 1993-2002. He stood alone ...

High honor for Nagashima, Matsui

Apr 7, 2013

High honor for Nagashima, Matsui

by Robert Whiting

Shigeo Nagashima and Hideki Matsui both had legendary careers with the Yomiuri Giants, the latter also excelling in the major leagues after leaving the Giants. Now their accomplishments are being officially recognized with the People's Honor Award.

Apr 5, 2013

Abe government honors sluggers

The Abe government helps get Japan's pro baseball season started by conferring the People's Honor Award on two Giant sluggers a generation apart.

You read about them here first

Jan 27, 2013

You read about them here first

by Edan Corkill

Ever since 1897 The Japan Times has reported daily in English on people, places and goings-on in and beyond this country. During those 116 years, our articles have often included information that never made it into the Japanese-language press — as in 1934, when ...