Mai Yoshikawa
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Feb 3, 2005
Eagles owner Mikitani no stranger to start-ups
Hiroshi Mikitani, owner of the newly formed Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles baseball team, believes the success of Japanese pro baseball will uplift the spirit of sports fans and put the country on an emotional high.
Jul 9, 2004
Ochiai's Dragons the biggest surprise in season's first half
In a Japanese baseball season full of shocks and surprises, the Chunichi Dragons have emerged as unexpected leaders in the Central League heading into the break for what could be the final All-Star series between the Central and Pacific leagues.
Japan Times
Feb 25, 2003
Mountain queen not done yet
Imagine all the possibilities. Open up a world map. Decide where, when, how and with whom. Then pack your knapsack and go. It's that simple for Junko Tabei when it comes to climbing mountains, no matter how high.
Apr 30, 2002
Japanese cheerleader back for second season with NFL team
When Ai Yasuda was named to the San Francisco 49ers' Gold Rush cheerleading squad for the second straight year, she realized that although the door may not be wide, it is always open.
Feb 8, 2002
Arimori strides for success in life after marathon
Winning an Olympic medal, you would think, would be the greatest honor an athlete can achieve.
Aug 16, 2001
Japanese cheerleaders dance to beat of San Francisco 49ers gridiron drum
If you thought names such as Ichiro Suzuki and Hideo Nomo were the only Japanese on the American sports scene, think again.


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