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Shumpei Yoshikawa signs with D-Backs

/ Aug 25, 2018

Shumpei Yoshikawa signs with D-Backs

Right-handed pitcher Shumpei Yoshikawa has signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks and broken amateur baseball rules in the process, informed sources said Friday. The 23-year-old Yoshikawa was expected to go high in Nippon Professional Baseball's amateur draft this October. He is the first marquee amateur to ...

Amateur hurler Shumpei Yoshikawa aims for the majors

/ Aug 17, 2018

Amateur hurler Shumpei Yoshikawa aims for the majors

Shumpei Yoshikawa, a 23-year-old pitcher and top amateur prospect, intends to skip Japanese pro ball and sign with a major league team, multiple sources said Thursday. Yoshikawa, currently on national team duty at the Asian Games in Indonesia, pitches for Panasonic's corporate league team. The ...

Japanese firms pitch next-generation 'smart city' technologies in New York

May 13, 2018

Japanese firms pitch next-generation 'smart city' technologies in New York

As technology to create energy-efficient "smart cities" proliferates, four Japanese companies have shown off their prowess in advanced environmental and information technologies as part of a related exhibition in New York. Daikin Industries Ltd., Hitachi Ltd., Panasonic Corp. and Shimizu Corp. participated last week in ...