Rakuten seeks to add magic touch to Taiwan's Monkeys

Baseball Dec 18, 2019

Rakuten seeks to add magic touch to Taiwan's Monkeys

The Japanese owner of Taiwan's first foreign-owned pro baseball club unveiled the new name and uniform of the team on Tuesday, hoping to apply his experience in Japan to attract more fans to the team's home stadium in Taiwan. Hiroshi Mikitani, founder of e-commerce giant ...

Rakuten's Barca-Chelsea show misses mark

Soccer | From the Spot Jul 24, 2019

Rakuten's Barca-Chelsea show misses mark

by Dan Orlowitz

The possibility exists that Tuesday's Rakuten Cup match between Barcelona and Chelsea was being considered by some influential soccer figure or another as an audition for Japan's inclusion in the increasingly popular International Champions Cup, the international preseason tournament that is currently taking place ...