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Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame reveals Class of 2021

Katsuji Kawashima (left) managed the Japan national team in 1996. | KYODO

By Jason Coskrey
- via The Japan Times    Jan 14, 2021

No one was chosen from the Players Selection Committee for the second year in a row.

Brave Thunders step up late to beat Jets in quarterfinals

Braves Thunders players wave to fans after their win over the Jets in the Emperor’s Cup quarterfinals in Kawasaki on Wednesday. | KYODO

via The Japan Times    Jan 14, 2021

Kawasaki booked a spot in the semifinals alongside the Alvark Tokyo, Utsunomiya Brex and SeaHorses Mikawa.

Top League delays start of season due to COVID-19 outbreak

via The Japan Times    Jan 14, 2021

On Tuesday, the JFRU said 24 players and staff at Canon Eagles, 13 from Toyota Verblitz, and seven from Suntory Sungoliath tested positive in preseason ...

Yokozuna-chasing Takakeisho off to losing start at coronavirus-hit meet

via The Japan Times    Jan 10, 2021

The November Basho-winning ozeki stumbled in his quest to reach sumo's highest rank on Sunday at Ryogoku Kokugikan.

Apologetic words abound amid a new wave of coronavirus cases

By Tadasu Takahashi
- via The Japan Times    Jan 08, 2021

The vocabulary surrounding the state of emergency is back in the headlines as Tokyo gets set for new guidelines. When people go against those guidelines, ...

Japanese student creating bug-eating buzz on YouTube

via The Japan Times    Jan 07, 2021

Kazuki Shimizu is trying to drum up interest in eating insects by sharing recipes using bees, cicadas and other creepy-crawlies.

Shuka Nomoto: An intimate toast to 2021

By Robbie Swinnerton
- via The Japan Times    Jan 04, 2021

This Ebisu-based izakaya is small, stylish and serves top-notch food — just what we need to carry us through 2021.

Think what you’ve been having with your sushi is real wasabi? Think again.

By Mathias Cena
- via The Japan Times    Jan 04, 2021

Chances are the green topping smeared on your fish was an artificial version that Japanese growers say is a world away from their "green gold."


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