Japan holds up Seiya Suzuki jersey with World Baseball Classic medal

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. originally appeared on Chicago outfielder withdrew from the . It was unfortunate for Suzuki, who missed representing his country on the international stage. their third championship. And while celebrating on stage with the trophy and their medals, Suzuki’s Japanese teammates found a way to honor … Read more

World Baseball Classic: Shohei Ohtani closes out Team USA as Japan wins 3rd title

No player in baseball history has shown a two-way ability at the level of Shohei Ohtani, and the Japanese star can add one more item to an already unprecedented resume: World Baseball Classic closer. Ohtani put the finishing touches on Japan’s undefeated run at the 2023 WBC on Tuesday, protecting a one-run lead in the … Read more

Team USA lineup vs. Japan in World Baseball Classic final

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. originally appeared on Team USA’s starting lineup for the 2023 World Baseball Classic final has been posted. , , and lead a stacked starting nine that will face Japan for the championship at loanDepot Park in Miami on Tuesday night. Despite Japan rolling out a … Read more

South Korea to restore Japan’s trade status to improve ties

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said Tuesday his government will move to restore Japan’s preferential trade status as despite domestic opposition. In lengthy, televised comments during a Cabinet Council meeting, Yoon defended his moves, saying that leaving ties with Japan as fraught as they are would be neglecting his … Read more

World Baseball Classic: Japan advances to final with walk-off win over Mexico

Munetaka Murakami looked lost for most of a classic World Baseball Classic semifinal against Mexico, but it took only one swing to become the hero of the night. Japan topped Mexico 6-5 on Monday in Miami to advance to the final, surviving a slugfest that ended with a walk-off double by Murakami, who was 0-for-4 … Read more

Masataka Yoshida, Alex Verdugo come up clutch in Japan vs. Mexico WBC semifinals

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. originally appeared on Masataka Yoshida played the hero for Japan during Monday’s World Baseball Classic semifinal showdown vs. Mexico. Japan trailed 3-0 when Yoshida stepped to the plate with two on and two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning. The ‘ newly-acquired outfielder … Read more

Shohei Ohtani says he would only pitch in relief for Japan in potential WBC final

told Japanese reporters Sunday that he would be available only to pitch out of the bullpen in the final Tuesday should Japan beat Mexico in the semifinals. “I don’t think there’s a chance of me starting, but of course I’d like to prepare to pitch in relief,” Ohtani said in Japanese to reporters. “That will … Read more

Ohtani leads Japan over Italy 9-3, into WBC semifinals

TOKYO – Japan manager Hideki Kuriyama still gets a special tingle watching . It’s been that way since Kuriyama managed the two-way star with the Hokkaido Ham-Fighters. “When we see Shohei playing, not only the players but also the Japanese baseball fans, all the nation is feeling something extra,” Kuriyama said through a translator after … Read more

Japan to Lift Restrictions on Chip Material Exports to South Korea

(Bloomberg) — Shares of Korean electronics makers surged after Japan said it’ll roll back export restrictions of key semiconductor materials, laying to rest concern about the fragility of an important link in the tech supply chain. Most Read from Bloomberg SK Hynix Inc. jumped as much as 7.3%, the biggest intraday rise in more than … Read more

Ohtani vows no let-up after Japan reach baseball semi-finals

Superstar Shohei Ohtani said Japan would “keep playing hard” at the World Baseball Classic after booking their place in the semi-finals with a dominant win over Italy on Thursday. Ohtani wobbled after a strong pitching start but Japan’s bats erupted to claim a 9-3 win in Tokyo and set up a semi-final clash with either … Read more