150th Anniversary of Baseball in Japan

Same Game, Different Rules: The Culture and Practice of Baseball in Japan and the U.S.

Friday, April 22 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. EDT

Live Webinar

Admission: Free

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of baseball in Japan, the CIE-US presents a timely webinar of America’s national pastime and Japan’s most popular sport. It is the same game, but the cultural and practical differences are striking, providing an ideal window through which to understand two differing societies. Baseball brings people and cultures together.

This webinar will examine the impact of America’s national pastime and Japan’s favorite sport on U.S.-Japan relations. CIE-US is conducting this webinar in partnership with EngageAsia, a US-based non-profit organization with a mission of engaging teachers in innovative programs that build cross-cultural understanding and foster community throughout the Asia-Pacific. To register, please click here.


Ambassador Ryozo Kato
Former Ambassador of Japan to the U.S. and Former Commissioner of Nippon Professional Baseball
Mr. Mariyon Robertson
Baseball authority, international business executive, teacher, author, and commentator
Ambassador Thomas Schieffer
Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan and former Co-Managing General Partner of the Texas Rangers

About CIE-US

CIE-US is a non-profit organization established in 2011 to coordinate Japan-America Grassroots Summits in the United States. The Japan-America Grassroots Summit is an annual large-scale meeting of Japanese and American citizens, held alternately in Japan and America. The Summits are inspired by the first contact between Japanese and Americans. CIE-US cooperates closely with John Manjiro-Whitfield Commemorative Center for International Exchange (CIE) in Japan as well as Japan-America Societies in many US cities.