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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Shohei Ohtani led the American League with 44 home runs while going 10-5 on the mound in 2023.
BASEBALL / MLB
Oct 18, 2023
Shohei Ohtani voted among Player of the Year finalists by MLB peers
The winner of both the American League and MLB-wide accolades in 2021 made the respective three-man lists for the third straight year.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Jul 26, 2022
MLBPA rejects final proposal for international draft
Had the sides agreed to an international draft, it would have been for prospects from outside the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, and would have begun in 2024.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Apr 15, 2022
‘This is American history’: Baseball's Hall of Fame reconsiders race
A planned permanent exhibit in Cooperstown is intended to highlight the Black experience in baseball, aiming to shed light on a legacy that has often been diluted and erased.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Feb 27, 2022
MLB's Opening Day in jeopardy as labor negotiations falter again
Although time remains for a breakthrough in negotiations that would save the full 162-game season, all signs are pointing to a longer lockout.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Jun 15, 2021
MLB to impose 10-day suspension for doctoring baseballs, report says
Pitchers will have until June 21 to adjust to life on the mound without sticky substances that allow them to get a better grip on the ball.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 1, 2021
Biden supports moving MLB All-Star Game in response to Georgia voting restrictions
U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he would support moving MLB's July All-Star Game from Atlanta as a protest against Georgia's new voting restrictions.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Feb 13, 2021
MLB devises new rules to combat COVID-19 during 2021 season
A notable addition to the 2021 manual is the league-wide code of conduct detailing acceptable behavior for players and key staff members away from the field.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 4, 2019
U.S. baseball fans are too old, too white and too few
One thrilling World Series can't make the sport's viewership problems go away.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Nov 13, 2018
Japanese fans elated as Ohtani wins AL Rookie of the Year Award
Fans were elated Tuesday after hearing that Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani had won a Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year Award, to be recognized as the best first-year player in the American League.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Dec 15, 2017
Shohei Ohtani's new contract takes effect with Angels
The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters said Friday that they have been notified by Major League Baseball that Shohei Ohtani's contract with the Los Angeles Angels has officially taken effect.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Nov 2, 2017
MLB union threatens to block Shohei Otani posting agreement
The Major League Baseball Players Association is threatening to block a new posting agreement over the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters' posting fee, the New York Post reported on Wednesday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Sep 14, 2017
New posting system discussed by MLB, NPB as Otani eyes majors
Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball are discussing two proposals to replace the current posting system that would eliminate Japanese teams' ability to set a negotiating price for posted players.
BASEBALL / MLB
May 4, 2017
MLB warns Dodgers after Gonzalez interacted with Otani last fall
Major League Baseball has issued the Los Angeles Dodgers a serious warning after slugger Adrian Gonzalez gave pitcher Shohei Otani a signed jersey last fall, a source said Thursday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Mar 7, 2017
MLB players for 2020 Games unlikely
Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said the league remains committed to the World Baseball Classic, and later watched Houston Astros outfielder Norichika Aoki compete for Samurai Japan.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB / MAN ABOUT SPORTS
Feb 9, 2016
Catching up on MLB moves as spring training looms
Are there any words more beautiful to the ears of MLB diehards than these: Pitchers and catchers report Feb. 23rd.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Jan 19, 2016
MLB confirms probe in Darvish gambling case
Texas Rangers star pitcher Yu Darvish is being investigated by Major League Baseball in the wake of his brother Sho being charged last year with running an illegal gambling ring that allegedly took bets on both MLB and NPB games, The Japan Times has learned.
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 30, 2015
Commissioner Bud Selig's winning legacy
American baseball has a spring in its step as spring approaches, thanks partly to the winning legacy of a longtime fan from Milwaukee, retiring baseball commissioner Bud Selig.
BASEBALL / MLB
Jun 11, 2014
MLB All-Star squad to face Samurai Japan in November
Major League Baseball will organize an All-Star team and visit Japan this fall to play Samurai Japan, Nippon Professional Baseball announced on Tuesday.

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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