Insights on Roki Sasaki’s rising fame, other young stars to keep an eye on, Yoshihisa Hirano’s brilliant career as a closer, and much more.
The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks are hoping the veteran infielder can get back into the swing of things down on the farm.
Tigers slugger Teruaki Sato, Giants rookie closer Taisei Ota and Marines catcher Ko Matsukawa are shining for their respective teams.
The Kansai-based club opened the season with nine consecutive defeats, a Central League record to start a season.
The Japan men’s soccer team completed its quest with late drama against Australia, getting two goals from substitute Kaoru Mitoma.
"I've done all I can in terms of preparation," Tanaka said of the upcoming season.
The region’s recovery from the 3.11 disasters is deeply connected to its residents’ leisure activities and their fervent support of individual athletes and teams.
In his first regular-season appearance with the Eagles since 2013, Tanaka pitches five innings and allows three runs and four hits.
The veteran pitcher, who was scheduled to start the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles' second game, is expected to take three weeks to recover.
By returning to Rakuten, the veteran pitcher will be with the team for the 10th anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan’s Tohoku region...
The veteran pitcher's career is coming full circle as he rejoins the NPB club after a seven-year stint with the New York Yankees.
After a successful seven-year run with the Yankees, the popular pitcher is a free agent and appears on the verge of rejoining the Tohoku Rakuten Golden...