Japan Invades US via Baseball

Two of Japan’s brightest stars go to the All Star Game

By: Todd Crowell

These two baseball players are bookends to an era of Japanese players in America that is fading with another about to be born. The first, Daisuke Matsuzaka (universally known as Dice-K), is retiring at the end of the season after playing for eight years with the Boston Red Sox. Dice-K is the namesake of the “Matsuzaka generation” of Japa…

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