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Shohei Ohtani is expected make his regular-season debut with the Dodgers in Seoul on March 20.
Feb 16, 2024
Seoul mayor hopes interest in Shohei Ohtani and MLB brings more games to South Korea
The Seoul Series will be a chance for South Korea and MLB to work together to revive professional baseball’s popularity in the nation.
Shohei Ohtani practices with the Dodgers at the team's spring training base in Glendale, Arizona, on Wednesday.
Feb 15, 2024
Shohei Ohtani takes batting practice in Dodgers uniform for first time
Ohtani took batting practice in a Dodgers uniform for the first time at spring training.
San Diego Padres pitcher Yu Darvish fields a ground ball during spring training workouts in Peoria, Arizona, on Monday.
Feb 13, 2024
Darvish says rivalry with Ohtani's Dodgers is growing
The Padres and Dodgers are scheduled to face each other on Feb. 22 in the first spring training game for both teams.
Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani works out with trainers during spring training camp in Glendale, Arizona, on Saturday.
Feb 13, 2024
Batting practice has Dodgers' Ohtani optimistic for opener
According to reports, Ohtani took swings at 21 pitches and hit 10 of those pitches over the fence.
Fans of Shohei Ohtani wait outside the Dodgers' spring training facility in Glendale, Arizona, on Friday.
Feb 10, 2024
Ohtani begins first spring training with Dodgers
Many fans could be seen wearing the No. 17 shirt of Ohtani, who spent the day training in an indoor facility.
Shohei Ohtani at his introductory news conference at Dodger Stadium in December
Feb 4, 2024
Ohtani says recovery 'on schedule' and he's 'confident' for opener
"We're right on schedule," Ohtani said. "We're not ahead. We're not behind. We're right on schedule."
Shohei Ohtani speaks during the Baseball Writers' Association of America dinner in New York, where he received his second AL MVP trophy.
Jan 28, 2024
Ohtani receives AL MVP at writers' association dinner
"This MVP award is very prestigious and winning this award means the world to me," Ohtani said in a rare speech in English.
Shohei Ohtani speaks during his introductory news conference with the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Dec. 14, 2023.
Jan 25, 2024
City criticized for displaying Ohtani-donated gloves, not gifting to kids
Ohtani said in November on his Instagram account that he would donate youth baseball gloves to every elementary school in Japan.
Two-way star Shohei Ohtani recently signed for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who will play the San Diego Padres in South Korea in March.
Jan 16, 2024
Dodgers' opening series tickets to go on sale in South Korea
South Korean streaming service Coupang Play is the exclusive streaming platform for the March 20 and 21 games in Seoul.
Shohei Ohtani has been appointed baseball game ambassador by Konami Group’s content unit.
Jan 16, 2024
Konami hires Shohei Ohtani to champion Power Pros in 30th year
Ohtani's appointment to baseball game ambassador also marks the 20th anniversary of spinoff Professional Baseball Spirits.
From movies, anime, manga and even to sports stars, 2023 was a year where global audiences demonstrated their increasing fondness for Japanese soft power.
Dec 27, 2023
From Godzilla to Shohei: Japan's soft power had a big year
Little by little, Japan is getting better at pitching its copious wares overseas, and 2023 proved that.
Designated hitter and closer Shohei Ohtani (center) and catcher Yuhei Nakamura are mobbed by their Samurai Japan teammates after Ohtani struck out American slugger Mike Trout to clinch Japan’s third World Baseball Classic and first since 2009, at LoanDepot Park in Miami on March 21.
Dec 26, 2023
Images of 2023: Sports
For some, 2023 was a year of sweet victory, after many years of not making it to the summit. For Shohei Ohtani, it was yet another year of brilliance.
The wife of Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly received an early holiday gift from her husband's new teammate, Shohei Ohtani.
Dec 25, 2023
Shohei Ohtani gifts luxury wheels to new teammate's wife
During the Dodgers' courtship of Ohtani, Ashley Kelly offered up her husband's No. 17 to the Japanese slugger.
Shohei Ohtani is introduced at a news conference in Los Angeles on Dec. 14.
Dec 23, 2023
Ohtani named AP's male athlete of year for second time
The accolade is the latest among several for Ohtani in a year that saw him become Major League Baseball's first two-time unanimous league MVP.
Yoshinobu Yamamoto had a 16-6 record with a career-best 1.21 ERA and 169 strikeouts over 164 innings in 23 games this year, earning him a record MLB deal after a multi-team sweepstakes for his services.
Dec 22, 2023
Yamamoto and Dodgers agree to record 12-year, $325 million deal: report
The 25-year-old right-hander will join Japanese two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani as a member of the Dodgers.
Ohtani, who will be entering his seventh MLB season next year, recently signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers for $700 million over 10 years.
Dec 22, 2023
Ohtani ranks No. 1 among male Japanese athletes in 'image' survey
Table tennis star Hina Hayata was ranked as this year's top-performing female Japanese athlete.
Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani during a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, on Aug. 23.
Dec 18, 2023
Ohtani becomes first Japanese player to win Hank Aaron award
The award is given to the hitter with the most outstanding performance in each of the American League and the National League.
Baseball player Shohei Ohtani speaks during a news conference on his presentation after signing a 10-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, California, on Thursday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 15, 2023
Dip Corporation shares rise after Ohtani named brand ‘ambassador’
Shares in the internet job agency gained by as much as 8.9% in Tokyo trading after the firm announced its tie-up with the star baseball player.
Dodgers owner Mark Walter puts a jersey on Shohei Ohtani during the superstar's introductory news conference on Thursday. The structure of Ohtani's contract could help the Dodgers get a full return on their investment in the two-way player.
Dec 15, 2023
For the Dodgers, Ohtani's megadeal could end up being a bargain
The Dodgers have the makings of a juggernaut, and success on the field will allow the franchise to cash in on Ohtani’s transcendent marketability.
Shohei Ohtani puts on a Dodgers cap and uniform during his introductory news conference at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles on Thursday.
Dec 15, 2023
Shohei Ohtani says shared commitment to winning led him to Dodgers
The one-of-a-kind talent received a Hollywood intro Thursday as he began his new chapter with the Los Angeles Dodgers.


At the Akan International Crane Center, just north of the city of Kushiro proper, visitors can see the majestic red-crowned crane — a symbol of Hokkaido.
Faces of the north: A Hokkaido town grapples with depopulation