Japan’s solid showing in the soccer World Cup could hasten Japan’s embrace of the beautiful game – and further undermine baseball’s popularity. Photo: KyodoJapan’s solid showing in the soccer World Cup could hasten Japan’s embrace of the beautiful game – and further undermine baseball’s popularity. Photo: Kyodo
Japan’s solid showing in the soccer World Cup could hasten Japan’s embrace of the beautiful game – and further undermine baseball’s popularity. Photo: Kyodo

Ditching Ohtani for Ronaldo? Baseball’s striking out in Japan

Once the national pastime, the sport is down to its last out as youth reject its need for strict uniformity and regimented hairstyles, turning instead to soccer to express their athleticism and individuality

Topic |   Japan
Japan’s solid showing in the soccer World Cup could hasten Japan’s embrace of the beautiful game – and further undermine baseball’s popularity. Photo: KyodoJapan’s solid showing in the soccer World Cup could hasten Japan’s embrace of the beautiful game – and further undermine baseball’s popularity. Photo: Kyodo
Japan’s solid showing in the soccer World Cup could hasten Japan’s embrace of the beautiful game – and further undermine baseball’s popularity. Photo: Kyodo
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