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Yoshinobu Yamamoto’s ERA in nine starts since returning from Seoul is 2.38.
May 23, 2024
Dodgers' Yoshinobu Yamamoto finds rhythm on mound after early stumble
Yamamoto has impressed even the organization that went out and committed $375 million (including posting fees) to add him to its roster this winter.
Padres starter Yu Darvish pitches against the Braves during the second inning in Atlanta on Sunday. The Padres won 9-1, and Darvish earned his 200th pro victory between North America and Japan.
May 20, 2024
Yu Darvish earns 200th career victory as Padres rout Braves
Darvish is the third pitcher with 200 wins between MLB and Japan after Hiroki Kuroda (203) and Hideo Nomo (201).
Japanese baseball superstar is presented with a proclamation by the Los Angeles City Council naming May 17 "Shohei Ohtani Day" in honor of the Dodgers' slugger on Friday in the city in this image taken from an official livestream of the council meeting.
May 18, 2024
City of Los Angeles celebrates 'Shohei Ohtani Day'
In a ceremony at City Hall, council president Paul Krekorian hailed the Dodgers' acquisition of Ohtani in a record-breaking $700 million deal.
Padres starter Yu Darvish reacts after striking out the Dodgers' Will Smith to end the sixth inning during his team's win over the Dodgers in San Diego on Sunday.
May 13, 2024
Yu Darvish sharp as Padres hit three HRs in win over Dodgers
Yu Darvish retired the first 14 batters he faced and allowed just two hits in seven shutout innings as the Padres blanked the Dodgers.
Ippei Mizuhara interprets for Shohei Ohtani during the baseball star's introductory news conference with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Dec. 14.
May 10, 2024
Gambling scandal involving Shohei Ohtani's interpreter being turned into TV series
The shocking gambling scandal surrounding Shohei Ohtani’s former interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara, which made headlines across the world earlier this year, is already heading to television.
Ippei Mizuhara, seen during Shohei Ohtani's introductory news conference with the Dodgers in December 2023, has agreed to plead guilty to charges of bank fraud and filing a false tax return.
May 9, 2024
Shohei Ohtani's former interpreter to plead guilty to bank fraud
Mizuhara agreed to plead guilty to one count of felony bank fraud and one count of filing a false tax return.
Dodgers pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto hrows in the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix on Wednesday.
May 7, 2024
Dodgers' Japanese stars aim to take down Marlins
Yoshinobu Yamamoto will be on the mound to start against the Miami team for the first time in his career.
Shohei Ohtani goes deep twice in the last game of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium on Sunday.
May 6, 2024
Shohei Ohtani goes deep twice as Dodgers sweep Braves
Ohtani finished off his first multihomer game in a Dodgers uniform with a 464-foot rocket to center in the eighth inning.
Shohei Ohtani is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a run against the Nationals in the first inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on April 15.
Apr 29, 2024
Shohei Ohtani's bond with Dodgers teammates even stronger after scandal
Dodgers officials have described Ohtani as more approachable since the dismissal of Mizuhara.
Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani runs the bases after hitting a home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning at Rogers Centre in Toronto on Friday.
Apr 27, 2024
Ohtani homers as Dodgers trounce Blue Jays for fifth straight win
Superstar Shohei Ohtani hit a solo homer as the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 12-2 Friday night.
Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani hits a two-run home run against the Mets during the third inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Sunday. The home run was the 176th of his MLB career, breaking a tie with Hideki Matsui for the most by a Japanese-born player.
Apr 22, 2024
Shohei Ohtani breaks Hideki Matsui's mark for MLB homers by Japanese-born player
Ohtani's two-run homer helped the Dodgers beat the Mets and snap a three-game skid.
Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani during a spring training game on March 12.
Apr 15, 2024
Ohtani’s dizzying three weeks end in exoneration by authorities
At times, baseball’s biggest star seemed in danger of being tainted by a gambling scandal, before his longtime interpreter was charged with fraud.
Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani hits a home run in the first inning against the Padres to equal Hideki Matsui for the most home runs by a Japanese-born player in MLB.
Apr 13, 2024
Ohtani matches Hideki Matsui's homer mark and collects 1,000th professional hit
Ohtani moved into a tie with Matsui for the most home runs by a Japanese-born player in MLB with his 175th long ball.
Ippei Mizuhara, the 39-year-old former interpreter for Japanese baseball star Shohei Ohtani, was ordered released on $25,000 bond after his first court appearance to face a bank fraud charge accusing him of stealing $16 million from the Los Angeles Dodgers star to cover illegal gambling expenses.
Apr 13, 2024
Ohtani's ex-interpreter issues apology after release on $25,000 bond
Ippei Mizuhara was released on bond after appearing in court on a bank fraud charge accusing him of stealing $16 million to cover illegal gambling debts.
Ippei Mizuhara and Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani attend a news conference ahead of MLB's season-opening series in Seoul on March 16.
Apr 12, 2024
Texts between Ippei Mizuhara and bookie show the walls closing in
Federal prosecutors say Ippei Mizuhara stole $16 million from Shohei Ohtani from November 2021 to January 2024.
Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani and his interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara, in December at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California
Apr 12, 2024
How Ippei Mizuhara allegedly wired millions from Shohei Ohtani’s account
Crucially for Ohtani, a U.S. investigation clearly paints him as a victim without any involvement in or knowledge of his interpreter's gambling woes.
Shohei Ohtani with then-interpreter Ippei Mizuhara during a news conference in Los Angeles in December
Apr 12, 2024
Prosecutors say Ohtani’s interpreter stole $16 million from star
The account provided by authorities largely confirms what Ohtani told the public in late March.
Ippei Mizuhara (left) allegedly stole millions of dollars from Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani in order to cover gambling debts.
Apr 11, 2024
Ippei Mizuhara, Shohei Ohtani’s former interpreter, said to be negotiating guilty plea
By quickly pleading guilty, Mizuhara would increase his chances of receiving a more lenient sentence.
Cleveland Guardians starting pitcher Shane Bieber will spend this season off the pitch, after his team disclosed that he needed to undergo Tommy John surgery.
Apr 9, 2024
MLB insiders 'pretty worried’ by rise in young pitchers' arm injuries
There is reason to believe it is getting even more challenging to keep pitchers healthy.
Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani needs to find a way to keep his eye on the ball as he plays his first 162-game season without his former interpreter Ippei Mizuhara.
Apr 9, 2024
Can Shohei Ohtani achieve Michael Jordan-level mental resilience?
One expert says ensuring that he can pivot smoothly into a new support system is crucial for the player.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan