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Jason Coskrey

Jason Coskrey is a sports writer for The Japan Times. His primary focus is Japanese baseball, but he has also covered soccer, American football, boxing and basketball. He previously worked for the Marietta Daily Journal in Marietta, Ga. A native of Detroit, he is a graduate of the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

For Jason Coskrey's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

One Championship makes big plans for Japan

Aug 23, 2018

One Championship makes big plans for Japan

No one will ever accuse Chatri Sityodtong, the chairman of martial arts organization ONE Championship, of shying away from a fight. The half-Japanese Sityodtong has a grand vision for his promotion, a vision that includes ONE spreading the gospel of Asian martial arts around the ...

Yu Kato helps shine light on women's baseball in Japan

Aug 20, 2018

Yu Kato helps shine light on women's baseball in Japan

Yu Kato wants to bring women's baseball into the spotlight. She wants people to see what she can do on the diamond and also how talented the rest of her Saitama Astraia teammates are. She wants to everyone to know there is quality baseball ...

Eagles' Japhet Amador banned six months for doping

/ Aug 9, 2018

Eagles' Japhet Amador banned six months for doping

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles infielder Japhet Amador has been suspended for six months after testing positive for banned substances, Nippon Professional Baseball announced Thursday afternoon. Amador's suspension began the same day and will last until Feb. 8, 2019. According to NPB, Amador was tested following a ...

'Handkerchief Prince' is a quintessential Koshien tale

Aug 3, 2018

'Handkerchief Prince' is a quintessential Koshien tale

Yuki Saito, as a high school senior pitching for Waseda Jitsugyo, may have become the most famous athlete in Japan during Summer Koshien in 2006. Saito stood out at the annual tournament, both for his pitching and the light blue handkerchief he used to wipe ...