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The Dodgers officially introduced two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani during a news conference on Thursday.
Dec 15, 2023
Another extraordinary milestone for Shohei Ohtani
Dodgers secure baseball phenom Shohei Ohtani with record-breaking $700 million contract.
Dodgers owner Mark Walter puts a jersey on Shohei Ohtani during the superstar's introductory news conference on Thursday. The structure of Ohtani's contract could help the Dodgers get a full return on their investment in the two-way player.
Dec 15, 2023
For the Dodgers, Ohtani's megadeal could end up being a bargain
The Dodgers have the makings of a juggernaut, and success on the field will allow the franchise to cash in on Ohtani’s transcendent marketability.
Shohei Ohtani puts on a Dodgers cap and uniform during his introductory news conference at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles on Thursday.
Dec 15, 2023
Shohei Ohtani says shared commitment to winning led him to Dodgers
The one-of-a-kind talent received a Hollywood intro Thursday as he began his new chapter with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani pitches against the Houston Astros in April 2022. Ohtani, who this week joined the Dodgers as a free agent, is now involved in recruiting star pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto.
Dec 14, 2023
Ohtani joins Dodgers' pitch to Japan ace Yamamoto
The 25-year-old Yamamoto is one of the most sought-after talents this offseason.
Shohei Ohtani is joining a franchise that has long been a trailblazer in an increasingly diverse and global game.
Dec 13, 2023
In a land of stars, Los Angeles can’t stop talking about Ohtani
Dodgers fans were still beside themselves days after Ohtani agreed to the most lucrative contract in sports history.
Yoshinobu Yamamoto greets the crowd at a fan appreciation event at Kyocera Dome Osaka last month.
Dec 13, 2023
Dodgers, Red Sox and Jays to meet with Yoshinobu Yamamoto
While only one MLB pitcher has ever signed for over $300 million, speculation has Yamamoto potentially landing a deal that would approach that figure.
Two-way star Shohei Ohtani has joined the Los Angeles Dodgers after spending six seasons with the Los Angeles Angels.
Dec 12, 2023
Dodgers announce 10-year contract with Ohtani
The $700 million contract is believed to be the largest in professional sports history.
Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani steals second base against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, California, on Sept. 3.
Dec 12, 2023
Ohtani mentor Kuriyama sees more landmarks for new Dodger
The Japanese two-way star has agreed to a $700 million, 10-year contract with the Dodgers.
People have their photos taken on Sunday in front of a monument with Shohei Ohtani's handprint near the baseball field of Hanamaki Higashi high school in Iwate Prefecture.
Dec 11, 2023
People in Japan elated with Ohtani's record deal with Dodgers
People flocked to Ohtani's old high school, Hanamaki Higashi, on Sunday morning, and took photos of a monument that displays his handprint.
Two-way star Shohei Ohtani ended his free agency on Saturday by announcing his decision to play for the Dodgers.
Dec 10, 2023
Shohei Ohtani to join Dodgers on record-breaking deal
Ohtani reached an agreement on a record-breaking deal worth $700 million with the Dodgers.
No team was able to make a deal with two-time unanimous American League MVP Shohei Ohtani by the time Major League Baseball's winter meetings concluded Thursday.
Dec 8, 2023
MLB winter meetings end with Ohtani still unsigned
There has been no shortage of speculation, with reports linking the star to the Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani hits a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in July.
Dec 6, 2023
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts reveals club met with Ohtani
Roberts made the admission in response to a question during his media session at Major League Baseball's winter meetings in Nashville.
The Chicago Cubs, Toronto Blue Jays and the two Los Angeles teams — the Dodgers and Angels — remain active in the sweepstakes to land Shohei Ohtani.
Dec 2, 2023
Four teams remain in Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes, report says
The Chicago Cubs, Toronto Blue Jays and the two Los Angeles teams — the Dodgers and Angels — remain active in the sweepstakes.
The Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte reacts after hitting a home run against the Dodgers in the third inning of the NLDS in Phoenix, Arizona, on Wednesday.
Oct 12, 2023
Upstart Diamondbacks finish off sweep of Dodgers
The win was the latest chapter in the D-Backs' improbable and impressive playoff run.
Annette and Peter O’Malley, joined by their daughter Katherine, welcome NPB great Shigeo Nagashima to their Los Angeles home on Dec. 1, 1974.
Aug 13, 2023
Annette O'Malley helped forge connection between Dodgers and Japan
She traveled with her husband, former Dodgers president Peter O'Malley, to help grow the game internationally, including making over 25 visits to Japan.
Japan Times
Jul 13, 2023
Padres and Dodgers to open 2024 season in Seoul
The San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers will open the 2024 season with two games in Seoul on March 20 and 21, Major League Baseball and its players association said Wednesday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jun 22, 2023
Shohei Ohtani strikes out 12 in loss as Angels lose close game against Dodgers
With the Angels lineup managing just two hits, both from Luis Rengifo, Ohtani (6-3) was outdueled by a collection of Dodgers relievers.
Japan Times
May 11, 2023
The land beneath this stadium once was theirs. They want it back.
As so-called land-back movements have gained momentum, three Los Angeles families have been working to define what reparations mean for them and how to get them.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Mar 14, 2023
Former Dodger Trevor Bauer inks lucrative one-year deal with BayStars
The 2020 NL Cy Young Award winner has not played since he was placed on administrative leave in June 2021 — then eventually suspended — over allegations of sexual assault.
Japan Times
Mar 2, 2023
Next man up: Were Dodgers' World Series odds impacted by Gavin Lux injury?
Lux, 25, was expected to be the Dodgers' starting shortstop after the departure of Trea Turner in free agency.


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