The One about the Tokyo Yakult Swallows Store

Quite often, when you visit a home team’s stadium, there is an official store located right at the stadium. But for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows, since their stadium is one of the oldest active stadiums in the world, the official good store is located a few blocks from the stadium. For those not familiar with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows, the team is a Central League baseball team that is based […]

The One about Meiji Jingu Stadium

In 1926, Meiji Jingu Stadium opened in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. While many college baseball games are played at this stadium, including leagues such as the Tokyo Big6 Baseball League and the Tohto University Baseball League, the stadium is best known as the home stadium for the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) Central League team, the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. The stadium is the second oldest baseball stadium after the Hanshin Tigers Koshien […]

The One about Pinemeadow’s PGX 500 Driver

Having fallen in love with Pinemeadow’s PGX SL putter, I couldn’t wait to give their PGX 500 Driver a chance! As Callaway’s Big Bertha (especially their Big Bertha Alpha 815 Driver) is known for its size, ability to change the loft and literally, a solid driver with solid reviews. But Big Bertha’s can cost one a lot of money. Pinemeadow’s PGX 500 Driver is for those who: – Never plan […]

The One about Masanori “Mashi” Murakami

Before Japanese baseball players such as Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Hideo Nomo played in America for Major League Baseball, there was Masanori Murakami. In 1964, sent to the United Sates by the Nante Hawks, Masanori Murakami became the first baseball player in Japan to play for the MLB. The story of Masanori “Mashi” Murakami is no doubt inspiring and also heartbreaking. In 1964, Murakami became the first Japanese baseball player […]

The One about Purchasing Baseball (NPB) Tickets in Japan

For those who are traveling to Japan and want to watch a baseball game will want to purchase their tickets through sites like While there is a small fee tacked into the price, one must remember that you are literally hiring someone to get you the best seats available (you can let them know which area you prefer to sit), without the hassle, without having to wait in line […]

The One about the Two Tokyo Central League NPB Teams: The Yomiuri Giants and the Tokyo Yakult Swallows

New York has the Yankees and the Mets, Los Angeles has the Dodgers and the Angels but yet in two different divisions. In Japan, two of Tokyo’s Nippon Pro Baseball (NPB) Teams, the Giants and Swallows play in the same division and have a heated rivalry. Every major city has their cross-town sports rival. In Tokyo, for Japanese baseball, the Yomiuri Giants and the Tokyo Yakult Swallows have had a […]

The One about Selection (American Sports Good Shop) in Japan

When it comes to sports, I’m passionate with collection New York Yankees merchandise but also Japanese NPB (Nippon Professional Baseball) merchandise. In the U.S., I’m pretty supportive of the New York Yankees and their minor league teams, but in Japan, while my favorite team is the Yomiuri Giants (who are called the New York Yankees of Japan), I don’t mind purchasing merchandise of other teams and visiting their ball parks. […]