Meikyukai Gallery Jim Allen November 28, 2018 Baseball 0 Comments Tweet Share 0 Reddit +1 Pocket LinkedIn 0 Former Hawks manager Koji Akiyama is in no hurry to get back into uniform–except for old-timers games. Former Carp, Dodger, Yankee righty Hiroki Kuroda and NPB’s all-time saves leader Hitoki Iwase. The 1st time I interviewed Norihiro Nakamura at Seibu Dome, he was also chilling with Kazuo Matsui, left. That’s former Chunichi Dragons lefty Masahiro Yamamoto in the background. Just two of the Golden Players from the Swallows on hand. The very first NPB player I ever interviewed. I wonder if he remembers it as the disaster it felt like at the time. Longtime coach Masahiro Arai with one of his former charges, Kazuhiro Wada. The king and I, Sadaharu Oh. Photograph by Koji Yamamoto. 写真家：山本浩二。 Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Jim Allen sports editor for a wire service in Tokyo You Might Also Like Taira Uematsu and the power of dreams December 5, 2018 The months matter March 9, 2019 A second look at a first base mystery November 30, 2015 Leave a Reply Cancel reply Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.