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 … Continue reading 150th Anniversary of Baseball in Japan

Japan Society to Host Online Panel Discussion about Baseball in Japan and the U.S.

Let’s Play Two: Baseball in Japan & the U.S. Wednesday, July 14 at 8:00 p.m. EDT Online Program Hosted by Japan Society Admission: Free Baseball—the national pastime of both Japan and the U.S.—will be featured at the Tokyo Summer Games for the first time since 2008. In a lead-up to the 150th anniversary of baseball in Japan, join Japan Society for a discussion about the … Continue reading Japan Society to Host Online Panel Discussion about Baseball in Japan and the U.S.

Rob Fitts and Yuriko Romer to Discuss Baseball in Japan at EngageAsia Event

Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage, and Assassination During the 1934 Tour of Japan Wednesday, February 24 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. EST Online Webinar Suggested Donation: $10 EngageAsia hosts a special webinar with Banzai Babe Ruth author Robert K. Fitts and filmmaker Yuriko Gamo Romer. Get ready for an engaging discussion of the book and the 1934 baseball tour of Japan that included Babe … Continue reading Rob Fitts and Yuriko Romer to Discuss Baseball in Japan at EngageAsia Event

ESPN to Broadcast Documentary about Koshien, Japan’s High School Baseball Tournament

Koshien: Japan’s Field of Dreams Monday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m. ESPN Baseball is life for the die-hard competitors in Koshien, Japan’s national high school baseball championship, whose alumni include current MLB stars Masahiro Tanaka and Shohei Ohtani and World Series champions Hideki Matsui and Daisuke Matsuzaka. As popular as MLB’s World Series, the stakes are beyond high in this single-elimination tournament. For Coach Mizutani, … Continue reading ESPN to Broadcast Documentary about Koshien, Japan’s High School Baseball Tournament

New York-Based Baseball Author Rob Fitts to Speak at JapanBall Zoom Call

JapanBall’s “Chatter Up!” Zoom Call Thursday, June 25 at 8:05 p.m. Live via Zoom Admission: Free New York-based author Rob Fitts will discuss his book Remembering Japanese Baseball: An Oral History of the Game at the next JapanBall “Chatter Up!” Zoom call. The winner of the 2005 Society of American Baseball Research and The Sporting News Award for Best Baseball Research, Remembering Japanese Baseball is … Continue reading New York-Based Baseball Author Rob Fitts to Speak at JapanBall Zoom Call