Foreign ballplayers get chance to shine in Shikoku

Oct 28, 2013

Foreign ballplayers get chance to shine in Shikoku

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One of Japan's four independent baseball leagues has been actively recruiting foreign players since it got off the ground in 2005 and now counts 45 players from 11 nations and regions as veterans of its teams. The Shikoku Island League Plus consists of four teams ...

Emergency service hops language barrier

Oct 17, 2013

Emergency service hops language barrier

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An emergency call for an ambulance could easily result in an unnecessary tragedy if the caller doesn't speak Japanese fluently. It's a possibility the city of Kyoto has faced many times, officials there said. "In the past, we have experienced great difficulty pinpointing the location of ...