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A childhood snapshot of Shohei Ohtani and his mother, Kayoko, posted on MLB’s account on social media website X.
Mar 7, 2024
'Sporting geniuses are made, not born': How to be an all-star sports parent
If you want your child to be a top 1% athlete like Shohei Ohtani, a good place to start is to take a look at what his parents did.
Elementary school pupils hold baseball gloves donated by Los Angeles Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani at Monzen East Elementary School in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Monday.
Mar 5, 2024
Gloves donated by Ohtani arrive at quake-hit schools
The star is donating baseball gloves to every elementary school in Japan.
Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits an RBI triple in the second inning of a spring training game against the Colorado Rockies in Glendale, Arizona, on Sunday.
Mar 4, 2024
Ohtani shows surgery recovery on track with 3-for-3 outing
The Dodgers' record off-season signing has reached base in seven straight plate appearances in the preseason Cactus League.
Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani speaks to members of the media in Glendale, Arizona, on Thursday.
BASEBALL / MLB / Sac Bunts
Mar 4, 2024
How Shohei Ohtani mastered the media
By promising to meet with the press, the star circumvented the need for people to go digging into his marriage.
Shohei Ohtani's announcement not only broke hearts but also broke the internet, with terms related to his marriage dominating the trending terms on social media.
JAPAN / Society / First person
Mar 1, 2024
Ohtani is taken. It’s enough to make you cry.
It’s official, and it's over: Shohei Ohtani has left the future husband market and, in the blink of an eye, leveled a field of fairy-tale dreams.
Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani and interpreter Ippei Mizuhara speak with the media at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona, on Thursday.
Mar 1, 2024
Shohei Ohtani reveals few details after surprise marriage announcement
The superstar, who fiercely guards details about his personal life, said the announcement's timing was to avoid any potential distractions going forward.
Shohei Otani
Feb 29, 2024
Dodgers superstar Shohei Ohtani announces marriage
Los Angeles Dodgers two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani announced his marriage via Instagram on Wednesday.
Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani hits a home run during the fifth inning of a preseason game against the White Sox on Tuesday.
Feb 28, 2024
'Shotime' arrives for Dodgers as Ohtani homers in preseason debut
"Definitely a big first step," Ohtani said after the game. "The biggest thing was that I was able to finish off the game without any problems."
Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (left) and pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto
Feb 27, 2024
Ohtani to have two or three at-bats in first spring training game
The Los Angeles Dodgers have not yet announced where Ohtani will hit in the batting order as designated hitter.
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.


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