baseball

Get to Know 2 Popular Japanese Baseball Players Who Joined International Teams!

At the end of the 19th century, when Japan started opening itself to the world, it quickly embraced a number of different sports. However, it is undeniable that baseball is the number one sport in the country. There are even several Japanese professional baseball players who excel in other countries. Let’s get to know two…

Don’t Miss This Little-Known Cherry Blossom Festival in Tokyo This Spring!

There are many festivals all over Japan that are widely advertised and known to many people. These festivals are prepared weeks or even months in advance, talked and written about online and in newspapers, and are well known nationwide. Examples of famous festivals include the Gion Festival (祇園祭) in Kyoto, the Snow Festival (雪祭り) in…

Hit a Home Run Like a Pro at the Ikebukuro Batting Centre!

The Japanese may be workaholics but they also like to get out and about and have some fun. Evidence of this can be found throughout Tokyo where you will find countless game centres to enjoy arcade games and sports for nominal fees. One such place is the Ikebukuro Batting Centre which is about a five…

Yakyu: the history of Baseball in Japan

History Known as Yakyu in Japanese, baseball is the most popular sports in Japan. Imported from US in the old times, baseball gained popularity in the country of the rising sun and is now one of the most favourite games among all the age groups. Nowadays, many tournaments are conducted all over the country at…

How Japanese baseball is different from the US

If you have never experienced a baseball game in Japan, now is the time. It’s the beginning of baseball season and it’s a must see in Japan. Here are a few things that differentiate Japanese baseball from its US counterpart 1. Fan participation In Japan there are whole bleacher sections appropriated for each team, complete…