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BASEBALL / MLB
Oct 14, 2022
MLB's playoff series set to swap cities in drama packed weekend
It will be the Phillies' first home playoff game since 2011 when they ultimately fell in five games in the NLDS to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Oct 14, 2022
Yordan Alvarez strikes again as Astros take 2-0 ALDS lead over Mariners
After breaking Seattle hearts with a walk-off three-run home run in Game 1, Alvarez once again electrified Houston's home crowd.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Oct 13, 2022
Yu Darvish notches win as Padres hold off Dodgers to even series
Yu Darvish earned his second win of the postseason despite surrendering home runs in each of the first three innings as the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 2 of their National League Division Series on Wednesday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Oct 12, 2022
Astros, Yankees, Phillies and Dodgers win MLB series openers
The dramatic game-winning blast came after the visiting Mariners had seized a four-run lead through seven innings and the Astros were down to their last strike in the ninth.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Oct 11, 2022
Dodgers seek championship to enter dynasty discussion
The Dodgers won a franchise-record 111 games this season to claim their ninth NL West title in 10 years behind outstanding play from Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, Trea Turner and more.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Oct 10, 2022
Joe Musgrove tosses gem as Padres eliminate Mets
The Padres, the fifth seed in the NL, advance to face the top-seeded Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL Division Series.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Oct 9, 2022
Mariners advance with record comeback; joined by Guardians, Phillies
The victory gave the Mariners a 2-0 triumph over Toronto in their American League wildcard series and sent Seattle into a best-of-five divisional series matchup against the Astros.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Sep 30, 2022
Shohei Ohtani pitches near no-hitter as Angels down A's
Although the no-hitter was ultimately unrealized, for some the performance surely added weight in favor of Ohtani in the American League MVP race.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Sep 30, 2022
Yankees' Aaron Judge poised to make history in the Bronx in home run race
While Judge is exceedingly unlikely to break the overall mark, his run for the American League record has nonetheless created a compelling storyline.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Sep 23, 2022
Yankees' Aaron Judge captivates baseball with home run pursuit
The debate over who should win American League MVP between Judge and Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani has also invigorated a sport slumping in popularity.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Sep 22, 2022
Yankees Aaron Judge on the brink of MLB history after 60th homer
The feat came in his 147th game of the campaign, which puts him on pace for 66 homers for the entire season.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Sep 16, 2022
Tampa Bay Rays make history with all-Latin American lineup
The milestone also coincided with Roberto Clemente day, which honors the first Latin American player to be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Sep 15, 2022
A sports media empire runs on ‘good vibes only’
As Jomboy Media has grown, the startup has kept up the positivity and energy that made them popular in the first place.
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 / MLB
Jul 20, 2022
Giancarlo Stanton takes MVP honors as American League wins MLB All-Star Game
Stanton, who has 24 homers in the first half of the season, belted a 457-foot game-tying two-run home run off Dodgers pitcher Tony Gonsolin in the top of the fourth.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Jul 19, 2022
Juan Soto turns uses power to edge Julio Rodriguez in Home Run Derby win
He ended in walk-off fashion when he hit his 19th home run of the final round into the Dodger Stadium seats in right field.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Jul 19, 2022
Juan Soto on Nationals negotiations: 'Don't know what to trust'
The second-year All-Star called the leak of his decision to decline a 15-year, $440 million contract 'pretty frustrating,' but said his motivation for now was to concentrate on baseball.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Jul 15, 2022
Shohei Ohtani declines invite to Home Run Derby; Corey Seager completes field
The Texas Rangers' Corey Seager will swing for the fences in his return to Dodger Stadium next week, accepting the eighth and final spot in Monday's Home Run Derby.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Jul 12, 2022
Dodger Stadium workers vote to authorize strike ahead of All-Star game
More than 1,500 workers for concessions giant Compass Group and Levy Restaurants voted 99% in support of the authorization, and union leaders said a strike could be called at any moment.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Jul 11, 2022
Shohei Ohtani named All-Star as pitcher and hitter for second straight year
Ohtani has hit 19 home runs as a designated hitter and has a 2.44 ERA in 14 starts as a pitcher this season.

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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