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#7 Sports Talk ― Jim Armstrong Discusses New Fighters Manager Tsuyoshi Shinjo’s Leadership Style

Easygoing, quirky and a hands-on skipper, Shinjo is a breath of fresh air in Nippon Professional Baseball, which often appears set in its ways, the veteran sports reporter points out.

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Listen in as veteran sportswriter Jim Armstrong, who has covered sports in Japan for more than 25 years, talks about his early impressions of Hokkaido Nipponham Fighters manager Tsuyoshi Shinjo’s first season at the helm. Armstrong recently traveled to Sapporo to interview the self-proclaimed “Big Boss” and Fighters players, and shared observations with Ed Odeven, JAPAN Forward’s sports editor, in a wide-ranging discussion about the young, rebuilding team.

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Author: Ed Odeven

Follow Ed on JAPAN Forward's [Japan Sports Notebook] on Sundays, in [Odds and Evens] during the week, and Twitter @ed_odeven and find him on JAPAN Forward’s dedicated sports website, SportsLook.

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