As a founder of JapaneseBallPlayers.com and being fluent in both Japanese and English — besides being passionate baseball enthusiast –, I am sometimes asked to appear on radio or contribute in some writings. I would welcome more such opportunities, please contact me through contact page of this website.
- Producing Japaneseballplayers.com, a bilingual website dedicated to Japanese baseball players playing in MLB since 1999. Database-driven website also offers news updates (as the news happens or weekly) in RSS format and Twitter in two languages (Japanese and English).
- JapaneseBallPlayers.com Radio “East Coast Baseball Freaks,” a weekly Japanese language podcast about MLB and the Red Sox since 2005. At one point in 2009 season, the podcast was ranked as high as third in the iTunes store (Japanese) in “Sports and Recreation” category.
- Go-RedSox.com, a Japanese language blog, about Boston Red Sox since 2003. This blog utilize multiple web technology like video (YouTube), audio (BlogTalkRadio), photos (Flickr), and Twitter (@DaigoRedSox). Also experimenting with Twitter search API to see what people are saying about Red Sox in Japanese Twitter world.
- I have helped boston.com launch its weekly baseball podcast,
“The Boston Globe Red Sox Podcast.” I am the producer, writer and host of the show. I have been assisting Globe Sports writer on assignment involving anything Japan and baseball. (English audience)
- All my baseball related inforgraphics can be viewed here
- Wrote a monthly column “From Boston” in the Nikkan Sports, Tokyo based sports daily, circulation 2 million, 2007-2008.
- I have been active member of The Society for American Baseball
Research (SABR), involved in the Asian Baseball Committee and am the webmaster of Boston chapter website.
- Actively using twitter to write about baseball (and other stuff), in English @DaigoFuji and in Japanese @LetsGoRedSox.
Please also see my baseball related inforgraphics.
- Brief appearance in NPR’s Market Place, September 15, 2007
- Appearance in PRI’s The World, November 20, 2008
- Baseball Prospectus Radio (Podcast) with David Lauria, March 3, 2008
- Valentine left his mark on Japanese baseball December 8, 2011
- Matsuzaka, Japan defeated Cuba in a second-round WBC March 16, 2009
- Yankees rolling, but Sox don’t yield By Gordon Edes, Globe Staff, September 14, 2007
…The Globe’s resident Daisuke-ologist, Daigo Fujiwara, has calculated that Matsuzaka has thrown more pitches this season (3,125) than he did all of last season in Japan (2,770), and his 29 starts are more than he’s had in any previous season except 2001, when he made 33.
- Francona tries to clarify Wakefield’s injury By Gordon Edes, Globe Staff, October 4, 2007
Daigo Fujiwara, the Globe’s resident Daisuke-ologist, notes that while Matsuzaka is celebrated for his win over Cuba in the World Baseball Classic, his postseason record in the Japan Series was not particularly impressive: 1-3, 7.52 ERA, 21 whiffs, 9 walks (6 hit batsmen), and 3 home runs allowed in 20 1/3 innings.
- Six Japanese free agents to watch By Daigo Fujiwara, Globe Staff, November 14, 2007
- Pounding headache By Adam Kilgore, Globe Staff June 8, 2009
- At home on the big stage By John Powers, Globe Staff | December 15, 2006
Orioles enjoy a walk By Nick Cafardo, Globe Staff | September 9, 2007
The Globe’s resident Daisuke-ologist, Daigo Fujiwara, researched that Matsuzaka lasted two-thirds of an inning against the Softbank Hawks July 13, 2003, and gave up seven runs (five earned) in the shortest start of his career. He’s had other stinkers, including back-to-back starts in 2004 against Orix (April 29 and May 5), in which he gave up 10 runs and nine runs respectively.
RED SOX JAPAN 2008 OPENING SERIES COVERAGE IN TOKYO:
- Relationship would be Valentine gift By Gordon Edes, Globe Staff / March 30, 2008
- Sent down, Moss had his day in sun By Dan Shaughnessy and Gordon Edes, Globe Staff / March 27, 2008
- Papelbon a little thrown off by schedule By Gordon Edes, Globe Staff / March 26, 2008
- Paper Lions By Gordon Edes, Globe Staff / March 25, 2008
- So far, so good as interesting scenes abound By Dan Shaughnessy, March 24, 2008
- Okajima a rock star in second Japan exhibition By Amalie Benjamin, Globe Staff / March 23, 2008
- Little League fundamentally different
By Gordon Edes, Globe Staff / March 23, 2008
- High expectations? You bet: Baseball cognoscenti project solid numbers for Matsuzaka By Gordon Edes, Globe Staff | March 29, 2007
- 868 blasts in Oh’s past By Dan Shaughnessy, Globe Staff | March 30, 2007
- Rising influence By Gordon Edes, Globe Staff | March 30, 2007
- Tokyo’s TBS radio, October 16, 2008
Writing and others
- I founded JapaneseBallPlayers.com, a bilingual website dedicated to Japanese baseball players playing in MLB in 1999, and have been producing content for it event since.
- I started Go-RedSox.com, a Japanese language blog about Boston Red Sox since 2003, and JapaneseBallPlayers.com Radio “East Coast Baseball Freaks,” a weekly Japanese language podcast about MLB and the Red Sox since 2005.
- From 2006-2008, I wrote a monthly column called “From Boston” in the Nikkan Sports, a Tokyo based sports daily, circulation 2 million.