Robert Whiting

For Robert Whiting's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Koshien: Annual event has provided a century of thrills

Aug 3, 2018

Koshien: Annual event has provided a century of thrills

Ah, Koshien. The 100th National High School Baseball Tournament gets underway on Sunday at historic Koshien Stadium near Kobe. Organized by the Japan High School Baseball Federation in association with the prestigious Asahi Shimbun, the tourney is the largest sporting event in Japan, on par ...

Holding 2020 Games in August dangerous

/ Jun 19, 2014

Holding 2020 Games in August dangerous

I was reading the official document submitted last fall by the Tokyo Governor's office which represented Tokyo's winning bid for the 2020 Olympics, the other day, and wondered what the penalty, if any, was for false advertising. The Tokyo submission, under former governor Naoki Inose, ...

Kawakami's players impressed MLB counterparts

Nov 29, 2013

Kawakami's players impressed MLB counterparts

The V-9 Yomiuri Giants were arguably the best team in the history of the game. Giants stars Sadaharu Oh and Shigeo Nagashima had been openly coveted by MLB general managers back in the United States. So had pitcher Tsuneo Horiuchi at his peak.