- Tōhoku Baseball Fans Get a Champion Team to Call Their Own2013.11.27
On November 3, the Tōhoku Rakuten Golden Eagles won game 7 of the Japan Series to stand atop the Japanese baseball world for the first time. Their victory has meant more to residents of Tōhoku than simply a successful run for a corporate-sponsored team, though. Jason Coskrey looks at the regional bonds the team has forged since its 2004 launch.
- Japan’s Baseball Squad Set to Go For a Third WBC Title2013.03.05
Japanese baseball luminaries like to say that in international competition, the main goal is to win by utilizing Japan’s own style of baseball. Japan manager Yamamoto Kōji has sung the same tune ahead of the 2013 World Baseball Classic, and with a team comprised entirely of Nippon Professional Baseball players, Yamamoto is uniquely positioned to back up the proclamation. Samurai Japan begins …