Shumpei Yoshikawa, a year-old pitcher and top amateur prospect, intends to skip Japanese pro ball and sign with a major league team, multiple sources said Thursday. Yoshikawa, currently on national team duty at the Asian Games in Indonesia, pitches for Panasonic's corporate league team. The right-hander was expected to go high in Nippon Professional Baseball's amateur draft in October.
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Carlos Ghosn emerged from his more than days in a Tokyo detention center dressed as a Japanese laborer earlier this week. The stunt backfired, says his lawyer, who described it as an "amateur plan. He wore blue workman's clothes, a baseball cap, and a face mask as he headed to his new home, a court-approved house in Tokyo. But the stunt, designed so that the Brazilian-born former Nissan and Renault executive could evade onlookers, backfired, says his lawyer, Takashi Takano.
He wore blue workman's clothes, a baseball cap, and a face mask as he headed to his new home, a court-approved house in Tokyo. But the stunt, designed so that the Brazilian-born former Nissan and Renault executive could evade onlookers, backfired, says his lawyer, Takashi Takano. The lawyer wrote the comments in a blog post translated by media including the BBC on Friday.
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Japan has seen a string of amateur sports scandals just as preparations for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games shift into high gear. The hierarchical structure of national sports bodies are a major factor in the rise of these incidents. Governing organizations hold sway over athletes who, desperate to make the final cut for the games, are wary of blowing the whistle on coaches for inappropriate behavior. Unequal relationships are breeding grounds for abuse, and as the clock ticks toward we are likely to see more incidents of violence and harassment.
The year-old from Japan, who earned a berth at Augusta National this week by virtue of his victory in the Asian Amateur, shot a four-under 68 Saturday to vault into the top 25 by mid-afternoon. The only amateur to make the cut, Matsuyama attends Tohoku Fukushi University in Sendai, Japan, which was hard hit by last month's earthquake. Matsuyama, whose caddie is a fellow Fukushi student, Taisho Okabe, plans to return to Sendai early next week, uncertain of exactly what he will find.