Imae powers Marines past Eagles

Apr 11, 2014

Imae powers Marines past Eagles

by Jason Coskrey

The wind may have affected Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles pitcher Takahiro Norimoto on Friday night, but not nearly as much as Toshiaki Imae’s bat did. Imae hit a towering home run in the second and hit a tie-breaking double in the fifth to back ...

Naruse holds Tigers scoreless for four innings

Mar 7, 2014

Naruse holds Tigers scoreless for four innings

Chiba Lotte Marines ace Yoshihisa Naruse threw four scoreless innings in his preseason debut on Friday in a 6-2 win over the Hanshin Tigers at Koshien Stadium. Naruse, who has been named to start on Opening Day by Marines manager Tsutomu Ito, allowed three ...

Apr 24, 2011

Food first

The World Bank reported April 14 that world food prices have jumped 37 percent from a year ago. That has pushed an estimated 44 million more people into poverty. As countries around the world recover from weak economies, political instability or, like Japan, from ...

Apr 12, 2011

Reconstruction after the disaster

A month has passed since the massive quake and tsunami on March 11 devastated the pacific coastal area of the Tohoku region. Some 13,000 people perished and about 14,500 people are missing. Some 148,000 evacuees remain at temporary shelters. It is unlikely that the ...