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Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jan 30, 2018
Journeyman Norichika Aoki agrees to return to Swallows: source
Norichika Aoki, who became a free agent after he was released by the New York Mets in late October, has agreed to return to the Tokyo Yakult Swallows where he started his professional career, a source said Tuesday.
Oct 31, 2017
Veteran outfielder Norichika Aoki becomes a free agent
The New York Mets said Monday they have released outfielder Norichika Aoki after just two months, making him a free agent able to negotiate with any club.
Japan Times
Sep 2, 2017
Aoki to join Mets: source
Outfielder Norichika Aoki is on the verge of joining the New York Mets, an MLB source said Friday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
May 8, 2017
Hanshin's Campbell working to get up to speed
For Eric Campbell, some introductions in Japan have to come with an explanation. Because it's not everyday you run into a guy who answers to 'Soup.'
Japan Times
Mar 21, 2017
Tough to root against Tebow in attempt to make MLB
Tim Tebow sat alone in a corner of the New York Mets clubhouse, quietly working his iPhone.
Japan Times
Jul 22, 2016
Islanders looking to leave Brooklyn for Queens
The New York Islanders are in talks with the owners of the New York Mets about building a hockey arena adjacent to Citi Field in Queens, people with knowledge of the discussions said.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Mar 20, 2016
Carp newcomer Pridie getting acclimated to NPB life
By coming to Japan and signing with the Hiroshima Carp, Jason Pridie hopes to have found the one thing he's searched for throughout his career: an opportunity.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Feb 23, 2016
Buffaloes sign ex-major league southpaw Misch
The Orix Buffaloes on Tuesday announced the acquisition of former San Francisco Giants left-hander Pat Misch.
Japan Times
Oct 20, 2015
MLB creates cosmetic rules after high-profile incidents
The rule makers at MLB headquarters in New York City should moonlight at Bloomingdale's Department Store in the Big Apple.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jun 27, 2015
BayStars acquire veteran pitcher Below
The Yokohama BayStars on Saturday announced the signing of American southpaw Duane Below from the New York Mets organization.
Japan Times
Jun 18, 2015
Ex-Mets owner Doubleday, 81, dies
Nelson Doubleday Jr., who co-owned the New York Mets with Fred Wilpon for 16 years after selling his family's book publishing business, died on Wednesday. He was 81.
Jun 2, 2015
Revived Mets ignite renewed attention in ballclub
Sitting in the dugout of a New York Mets foe before a recent contest, MAS overheard an intriguing comment.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 31, 2014
Hawks interested in signing Matsuzaka: Goto
Fukuoka Softbank Hawks acting owner Yoshimitsu Goto on Friday expressed interest in acquiring the services of free agent right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka.
Aug 22, 2014
Matsuzaka effective in third rehab start
New York Mets right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed two hits in five innings on Thursday in his third rehab appearance while on the disabled list due to inflammation in his pitching elbow.
Aug 5, 2014
Matsuzaka has bullpen session
New York Mets right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka threw off the mound in a bullpen practice Monday for the first time since going on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation.
Japan Times
Jun 16, 2014
Illness forces Dice-K to leave after one inning
New York Mets right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka started against the San Diego Padres on Sunday but left in the first inning after falling ill with an upset stomach.
Jun 12, 2014
Mets keeping Matsuzaka in starting rotation
New York Mets manager Terry Collins has indicated that he will add right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka to the rotation for the immediate future.
Jun 11, 2014
Dice-K, Mets beat Brewers
Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed a run in six innings to earn his third win of the season as the New York Mets defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 on Tuesday.
Japan Times
Apr 24, 2014
Matsuzaka helps preserve Mets' win, could be used to close
Daisuke Matsuzaka struck out the only batter he faced in the seventh inning as the New York Mets won 3-2 against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.
Japan Times
Mar 30, 2014
Matsuzaka 'shocked' by minor league demotion
The New York Mets on Saturday reassigned Daisuke Matsuzaka to Triple-A Las Vegas, a move that shocked the veteran right-hander.


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