Tag - mizuno



The Materials Provided by Mizuno Baseball Bat Tableware set is made from a recycled, discarded baseball bat and includes two large tumblers, a vase, a small cup, four cutlery rests and a sake cup.
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Sep 30, 2023
Game-changing designs from sporting goods brands
On: Design looks at two major Japanese sporting goods companies that have launched unique SDG-inspired projects.
Children hold baseball bats made with aluminum from scrapped bullet trains on Thursday in Tokyo.
Aug 17, 2023
Bats made from scrapped bullet train metal to go on sale in October
The bats are scheduled to go on sale on Railway Day and come in three designs.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 10, 2022
Munetaka Murakami's choice of bat unique among Japan's past slugging greats
Munetaka Murakami, the youngest man to win a batting Triple Crown while mashing a historic number of home runs, has opened eyes and shattered the stereotypical perceptions of how sluggers attack baseballs and put them in the seats.
Japan Times
May 22, 2021
Mizuno to stop using Xinjiang cotton in its sportswear
Mizuno did not disclose the reason for its decision, which it said would have a minimal impact as Xinjiang cotton only makes up a small amount of the material used in its sportswear.
Japan Times
Dec 25, 2020
Under cover: In search of the best athletic face mask
The Japan Times tested some of the more prominent consumer face coverings that sports equipment manufacturers have released this year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Jun 7, 2020
Japanese firms rush to develop cooler masks as summer approaches
Inventive companies are adding tricot, xylitol and even coolant packs to masks as medical experts warn using them in hot and humid weather might cause health problems.
Japan Times
Jan 16, 2020
Possible ban of Nike Vaporfly 'supershoe' pushes up Asics and Mizuno shares
The sneakers have helped elite runners shatter records since their release.
Japan Times
Dec 27, 2019
NHK and Japan sportswear firm Mizuno apologize over phony program guest
NHK apologized Thursday for failing to check the identity of a program guest it had introduced as a customer of a shoe rental service at a hotel. The guest was actually an employee of sportswear firm Mizuno Corp., which provided the shoes to the hotel.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Sep 27, 2019
Investors await naming of CIO at Japan's GPIF, the world's largest pension fund
The Government Pension Investment Fund will likely announce next week whether its chief investment officer will continue to manage the monolith's $1.48 trillion in assets.
Japan Times
May 21, 2018
Komae's deputy mayor calls on mayor to quit, says sex harassment claims true
An internal probe confirms Kunihiko Takahashi sexually harassed women on the city's staff, but the mayor is staying mum on the issue.
Japan Times
Apr 19, 2018
Readers weigh in on top underrated players
It's often easy to identify the superstars in sports.
Japan Times
Mar 1, 2017
'Snow Woman': chillingly modern
The Japanese folklore story of the "Snow Woman" has been told in many places, in many ways, and in many versions, but best-known is that of Lafcadio Hearn, the Greek-Irish writer who published it in his 1904 collection, "Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things."
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 20, 2015
Tokyo hospital's breast milk bank a lifeline for vulnerable infants
Japan's only breast milk bank is a freezer at Showa University's Koto Toyosu Hospital.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: TECH
Mar 20, 2015
Portable and wearable gadgets, plus apps for anime and J-pop lovers
An appetizing battery charger
Japan Times
Dec 3, 2014
Levanga Hokkaido, Wakayama Trians make coaching changes
The struggling Levanga Hokkaido announced on Wednesday that they've fired head coach Juan Manuel Hurtado Perez and named his assistant, Kota Mizuno, interim head coach.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Apr 15, 2014
Mizuno issues apology over NPB ball fiasco
Mizuno Corp. President Akito Mizuno apologized on Tuesday following revelations that baseballs his company had supplied to Nippon Professional Baseball this season were livelier than the permissible limit.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Apr 11, 2014
Ongoing ball issues disturbing for NPB, Mizuno
One has to wonder if former NPB commissioner Ryozo Kato cracked a smile when he opened his newspaper Friday morning and saw that there are more questions surrounding the official NPB ball, knowing that this time, he's far away from the fray.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Apr 10, 2014
Mizuno baseballs appeared livelier than approved limit last month: NPB
Baseball manufacturer Mizuno may have been juicing this year's balls beyond the allowed limit without the knowledge of Nippon Professional Baseball.
Japan Times
Dec 3, 2013
Delay in agreement on new posting system just latest black eye for NPB
Pretty sad to see the negotiations over the new posting system between NPB and MLB continue to drag on. It's already December now and MLB teams are trying to set their rotations for next season.
Japan Times
Nov 19, 2013
Mizuno best man to lead Tokyo organizing committee for 2020 Games
It is amazing how often the answer to a question can be right in front of you.


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