Today’s Top Stories in Japan…

24 04 2008

Looooong time since I’ve done one of these – too busy recently I guess. Lots to mention now tho’.

In today’s top sports stories in Japan:

  • ‘Beavis’ off to a solid start (NPB)… [Daily Yomiuri] What an unfortunate nick-name! Still, Hiroyasu Tanaka’s doing good things with Yakult…
  • Giants’ Sakamoto gets to be a hero (NPB)… [Daily Yomiuri] Apparently, like he always wanted. Fair call on wanting it, but show some humility kid!…
  • ‘Shy Prince’ Ishikawa up to scratch (golf)… [Daily Yomiuri] Ryo Ishikawa hits the links with his first pro tour event – and whilst his last day meant that he didn’t win, he certainly has ‘the right stuff’…
  • Kitajima keen for more Olympic Gold (swimming)… [Japan Times] Reigning champ in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke races fuels up for more success…
  • Nagai shutout shows Eagle-strength (NPB)… [Japan Times] The Rakuten Eagles are enjoying a surprising level of success this season…
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