The Tokyo Yakult Swallows infielder went 13 games without a homer before completing the season in style with a solo blast in the seventh inning.
Led by slugger Munetaka Murakami, closer Scott McGough, overall pitching depth and strong managerial leadership, Yakult won its second straight pennant.
The 29-year-old outfielder is having the best all-around season of his career for the reigning Japan Series champions.
How did all of NPB’s teams perform during the recent interleague period? Here’s an analysis of what took place on the field.
The Hanshin Tigers pitcher excelled on the mound and at the plate in a recent big win over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows.
Prominent director Naomi Kawase’s project is set to be shown on May 25 in the Festival de Cannes Classics Selection.
Tsuyoshi Shinjo made a grand entrance at the Fighters spring camp, and since then, he’s raised a few eyebrows with his unorthodox training methods, but that’s...
Returning Japanese standout athletes from four years ago spark optimism for an even better showing at the Beijing Olympics.
From start to finish, the past year provided endless opportunities to write about athletes and teams competing in dozens of sports. It was exhilarating and challenging....
Individual achievements and team success stories gave us excitement and entertainment, all of which we should be grateful for.
The Swallows third baseman and Buffaloes hurler received top vote totals in the Central League and Pacific League, respectively.
The Brazilian striker, who tied for the league lead with 23 goals, is one of seven Kawasaki Frontale players on the list.