‘The Baseball Widow’: A moving read on isolation

Books / Reviews Sep 27, 2021

‘The Baseball Widow’: A moving read on isolation

by Kris Kosaka

After a succession of young adult novels, Shikoku-based writer Suzanne Kamata returns to adult fiction with “The Baseball Widow,” out from Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing on Oct. 5. Kamata weaves multiple narratives throughout a cross-cultural study of Japan and the United States. Bicultural marriage, returnee struggles, teenage ...

National high school body orders pitch limits for first time

Baseball Nov 29, 2019

National high school body orders pitch limits for first time

High school games played at the spiritual home of Japanese baseball will get a new look in 2020 after the organizer of the prestigious national championship on Friday announced its first pitch limits. Starting from next spring's national invitational tournament at Koshien Stadium near Osaka, ...

Toho captures final high school championship of Heisei Era

Baseball Apr 3, 2019

Toho captures final high school championship of Heisei Era

Toho, the Aichi Prefecture school that won the National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament held in the first year of the Heisei Era 30 years ago, won the spring final on Wednesday in the last tournament of the current era. Toho beat Narashino, of Chiba ...