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Cubs starter Shota Imanaga pitches against the Mets during the second inning at Citi Field in New York on Wednesday.
May 2, 2024
Cubs' Shota Imanaga shuts down Mets to continue strong start to MLB career
Imanaga (5-0) gave up three hits and one walk while striking out seven over seven scoreless innings.
Mets pitcher Kodai Senga speaks during a news conference in Port St. Lucie, Florida, on Thursday.
Feb 23, 2024
Mets' Senga likely to miss Opening Day with shoulder strain
Kodai Senga, the Mets’ most successful starting pitcher last season, has been shut down indefinitely due to a right-shoulder strain.
Shintaro Fujinami pitches for the Orioles in Baltimore, Maryland, on Sept. 29, 2023. Fujinami signed with the Mets as a free agent on Wednesday.
Feb 15, 2024
Shintaro Fujinami signs one-year deal with Mets
Fujinami was a free agent after his debut year in MLB, which started with the Oakland Athletics before he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles.
Orioles relief pitcher Shintaro Fujinami throws during a game against the Cardinals in Baltimore on Sept. 13.
Feb 3, 2024
Japanese reliever Shintaro Fujinami signs with Mets: report
The club also offered up to $850,000 in incentives to Fujinami, who became a free agent after playing for the Orioles and Athletics last season.
Orix Buffaloes starting pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto throws against the Seibu Lions during a baseball game at Belluna Dome in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture, on Aug. 23.
Dec 18, 2023
Mets owner hosts Yamamoto for dinner in recruitment pitch
The Mets are one of several Major League Baseball clubs believed to be chasing Yamamoto via the posting system.
Yoshinobu Yamamoto, posted by the Orix Buffaloes, won both the Pacific League MVP and his third-straight Sawamura Award in 2023.
Dec 7, 2023
Top MLB free agent Yamamoto to travel to U.S. to meet with Yankees
The report also said New York Mets owner Steve Cohen flew to Japan last week to meet with the right-hander.
New York Mets starting pitcher Kodai Senga delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field in New York on Sept. 27.
Nov 14, 2023
Mets right-hander Senga second in NL Rookie of the Year vote
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Corbin Carroll was the unanimous winner.
The Mets' Kodai Senga finished his first season in MLB with 202 strikeouts and a 12-7 record.
Sep 28, 2023
Mets' Kodai Senga reaches 200 strikeouts in final start of rookie season
Kodai Senga capped a stellar rookie campaign for the New York Mets by recording his 200th strikeout in his final start of the season on Wednesday.
Mets starter Kodai Senga pitches against the Diamondbacks during the first inning in New York on Thursday.
Sep 15, 2023
Kodai Senga strikes out 10 as Mets blow out Diamondbacks
Kodai Senga has given up just three runs in 19 innings in September to lower his ERA to 2.95.
New York Mets starting pitcher Kodai Senga during the first inning of the team's win over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
Aug 20, 2023
Kodai Senga picks up 10th win as Mets trounce Cardinals
The former Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks ace struck out five and walked two en route to winning his third straight start.
Mets starter Kodai Senga pitches against the Cubs in New York on Monday.
Aug 8, 2023
Kodai Senga earns eighth win as Mets rout Cubs
Senga was pitching in the rain after being tagged with a loss Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals.
Justin Verlander pitched just 94 innings for the Mets this season before returning to the Astros in a deadline-day trade.
Aug 2, 2023
Mets deal ace Justin Verlander to Astros at MLB trade deadline
The former American League MVP has a 1.49 earned run average over his past seven starts struggling with an injury to start the season.
Former catcher Jonathan Lucroy (left) said getting used to a new pitching staff after a trade was like "speed dating."
Jul 31, 2023
Building new relationships makes trade deadline complex for catchers
The weeks leading up to Major League Baseball’s trading deadline are always tense. Every team has to evaluate where they are in the standings, what the organization’s long-term outlook is and how much could be changed by acquiring a few veterans.
Max Scherzer was traded to the Rangers over the weekend, the club confirmed on Sunday.
Jul 31, 2023
Rangers acquire Max Scherzer in trade with Mets
Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer is headed from the New York Mets to the Texas Rangers, the Rangers confirmed on Sunday.
Japan Times
Jul 6, 2023
Kodai Senga strikes out 12 as Mets rally past Diamondbacks
New York Mets rookie Kodai Senga (7-5) matched his career best of 12 strikeouts while tossing a career-high eight innings in his team's 2-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix on Wednesday night.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
May 26, 2023
A resume must-have for Japanese managers: Mets experience
This season, five of the 12 managers in Nippon Professional Baseball spent at least part of their playing careers with the Mets.
Japan Times
May 18, 2023
Kodai Senga strikes out 12 during Mets' victory over Rays
The former Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks ace, who is in his first season in MLB, is 4-2 with a 3.77 ERA and 55 strikeouts in eight games.
Japan Times
May 12, 2023
Mets' Kodai Senga takes second loss after being roughed up by Reds in first inning
New York Mets pitcher Kodai Senga surrendered a season-worst five runs in five innings of work in a 5-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday.
Japan Times
Apr 21, 2023
Kodai Senga earns third win as Mets beat Giants
New York Mets pitcher Kodai Senga earned his third win after getting through five innings in a 9-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday.
Japan Times
Apr 3, 2023
Kodai Senga strikes out eight to win MLB debut with Mets
All eight of his strikeouts came on his best pitch, which has been called a 'ghost fork'


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