Yujiro Samurai Taniyama, Japan Broadcasting. net Editor in Chief
Utterly despondent I have been, for the past three days. Devastated and speechless.
Its not only me. The 126 million nationals of Japan, to say the least, as well as all the baseball fans across the world from Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, Florida, Cuba, Dominica, unhinged chubette Maduro’s Venezuela to Taiwan are highly likely sharing empathy, as well as sorrow, lamenting the departure of one of the greatest ball players the sport has ever produced.
The “shock” is presumably synonymous for ‘Magnide 51’ earthquake. It’s massive, and pretty palpable globally. Any suspicious reader (from Europe, Brazil or South East Asia that don’t seem to care less about baseball) should just Google search ICHIRO, and the results should give you some clues to what I am talking about.
The venerable man overcame immense diversities soon after he crossed the Pacific, from Kobe (known for the famous poshy beef) to Seattle, back in 2001. The majority of the Major League Baseball (MLB) fans in the U.S must have underestimated this Japanese newcomer with a funny name, that had just joined the Mariners. But as Nippon’s Shohei “ShoTime” Ohtani won the Rookie-of-the-year award last year, Ichiro immediately proved himself before the American public, that he will be the game-changer of MLB in the years to come.
2001 Rookie-of-the-year award was presented to Ichiro Suzuki.
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Yujiro Samurai Taniyama, Japan Broadcasting.net Editor in chief
Spanish soccer legend Xavi Hernandez predicted that Qatar would defeat Japan in the finals of FIFA-AFC Asian Cup 2019, on a Qatari TV program back in December last year.
Xavi’s bets have not been capricious in any way so far, since he has actually got seven out of eight quarter-finalists correct: Iran, South Korea, Australia, UAE, China, Qatar and Japan. The Spaniard even guessed correctly, that the final match will be played between Doha and Tokyo.
That, I must say is simply splendid. He surely deserves a big credit.
However, the former Barcelona F.C midfielder unfortunately will prove crucially wrong in the upcoming match, scheduled on February 1. Since I predict that it will be the Samurai Blue that will get the last laugh.
Why? There are few reasons for this. First, Nippon has a lethal weapon; a mischievous mascot girl called Fuchico (コップのフチ子）. Whenever she sits on the ‘Fuchi’, or the tip of a glass cup, the Samurais prevail.
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