The Orix Buffaloes – It’s Baseball, Japanese Style

June 28, 2017 by Justin Hanus

Baseball is considered the biggest spectator sport in Japan but if you find yourself at a Nippon Professional Baseball league game do not expect to merely sit and watch. In most of the Japanese professional sports there are “performance” sections where at the very least you will be expected to sport the correct team’s colors […]

Baseball in Hiroshima with The Toyo Carp

March 22, 2017 by Justin Hanus

Baseball in Japan Nippon Professional Baseball (an organization similar to the USA’s MLB) consists of two leagues, the Central League (Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Tokyo Yakult Swallows, Yokohama DeNA BayStars, and the Yomiuri Giants) and the Pacific League (Chiba Lotte Marines, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, Orix Buffaloes, Saitama Seibu Lions, and the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles). There […]

Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Baseball Tickets in Japan

March 16, 2017 by Sue-Conolly

If you have been living under a rock for, well since I have been alive at least, you may have missed that the Japanese people are crazy for baseball, as much so or even more so than people in the United States where the game was invented. Coming all the way to Japan to see […]