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    09 Seibu Lions Uniforms

    Posted by japanstats on 2009 January 29日 Thursday

    They have officially been unveiled in the camp opening ceremony held yesterday. The navy looks much closer to Nishitetsu black than the old Seibu sky blue. I like the simple design, though the minimalist simplicity of the home uniform (right) with just the L looks almost like a high school team uniform  😛  The away uniform (left) is pretty much straight up Nishitetsu throwbacks from last season. And here’s yet another team going to an off white (or light gray) colour for their road uniform (Giants ditched their ugly black tops and used their interleague off white unis as road uniforms for most of last season, not sure what’s happening with them this season). NPB’s gonna look a lot like high school baseball in 2009. What’s up with this trend?




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    Posted by japanstats on 2009 January 27日 Tuesday

    2009 NHL オールスター戦@モントリオールは、11-11の末シュートアウトで決定しました。カナディエンズのAlexei Kovalev がシュートを決めて、凄い盛り上がったシュートアウトの模様です。2009 モントリオールは、名門Canadiens 100周年と重なり、いまだかつてない盛り上がりを見せたオールスターだったみたいです。マスコミブロガーのオールスターの写真集、なかなか見ごたえがあります

    日曜日にロシアのKazan で、KHL で初めてゴーリーがゴールを決めました。Metallurg Magnitogorsk のIlya Proskurayakov がAk Bars Kazan 相手に6人攻撃されてる時に見事に決めました。 


    おまけにケベック・シティで行われた2009 Red Bull Crashed Ice、フィンランドのArttu Pihlainen 選手の連覇(なはず)。

    Posted in 01_日本語, hockey, information, NHL, olympics, opinion | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

    09 Seibu Lions Away Uniform

    Posted by japanstats on 2009 January 27日 Tuesday

    Illustration of the 2009 Saitama Seibu Lions away uniform has been leaked. It’s base colour is gray, spells out “LIONS” across the chest in the Nishitetsu Lios era font (or in the 2008 Nishitetsu throwback uni style), and the font is the “legend blue” navy colour that is supposed to be a mixture of Nishitetsu era black and Seibu era light blue. The uniform will be unveiled on 28 January at the training camp opening press conference, and will be worn first in the season opener against the Chiba Lotte Marines at Marine Stadium on 3 April. 


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    Posted by japanstats on 2009 January 25日 Sunday

    モントリオールで行われているNHL の2009 オールスター前夜祭のスキル・チャレンジでの、アレキサンダー・オベチキン選手の…お遊び映像w マルキンとの不仲説も払拭していて楽しそうだし、観客のボルテージも最高です。

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    FC Tokyo Mascot

    Posted by japanstats on 2009 January 23日 Friday

    The previously stoic, nickname-less, mascot-less FC Tokyo in the cute and cuddly mascot filled J.League (though I like the square lawnman league mascot on the far left, a weirdo exception)


    has adopted a new mascot starting today… and it’s unfailingly cute (but a little weird in a superhero sort of way, and I guess that makes him unique or something). Introducing.. Tokyo Dorompa!  😛

    fc1 dorompa_090123_02 dorompa_090123_03

    Is it a squirrel, a raccoon, or some mystical creature?

    Posted in 02_English, culture, information, opinion, soccer, tokyo | Tagged: , , , , | 1 Comment »

    Team Japan for Vancouver 2010 Final Qualifying

    Posted by japanstats on 2009 January 23日 Friday

    Team Japan was announced on 15 January for the final round of qualifying for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Japan is in a very tough group against Austria, Slovenia, and hosts Germany. The games will take place 5-8 February in Hannover. The winner of the group will qualify for the Vancouver Olympics. Japan is essentially going into this round of qualifying with the exact same team that won the first round of qualifying in Poland last November. The team will hold camp in Italy from 27 Jan – 2 Feb before heading over to Hannover. You can see each player’s individual stats in the 2008-09 Asia League.

    GK Haruna (35) Oji Eagles    
    GK Ishikawa (27) Nippon Paper Cranes
    GK Kikuchi (33) Seibu Prince Rabbits
    DF J. Tonosaki (25) Nippon Paper Cranes
    DF Miyauchi (36) Seibu Prince Rabbits
    DF Osawa (30) Nippon Paper Cranes
    DF R. Kawai (24) Seibu Prince Rabbits
    DF Minami (23) Oji Eagles
    DF Yamashita (21) Oji Eagles
    DF Keller (33) Oji Eagles
    FW Domeki (25) Oji Eagles
    FW Kon (30) Seibu Prince Rabbits
    FW Kamino (29) Seibu Prince Rabbits
    FW Ogawa (26) Oji Eagles
    FW G. Tanaka (25) Seibu Prince Rabbits
    FW Obara (27) Seibu Prince Rabbits
    FW Iimura (27) Nippon Paper Cranes
    FW T. Suzuki (33) Seibu Prince Rabbits
    FW Ta. Saito (27) Oji Eagles
    FW Mitani (35) Nippon Paper Cranes
    FW Te. Saito (25) Oji Eagles
    FW Nishiwaki (26) Nippon Paper Cranes
    FW S. Sato (25) Seibu Prince Rabbits

    IIHF World Rankings:

    Germany (10), Slovenia (15), Austria (16), Japan (22)

    Posted in 02_English, Asia League Ice Hockey, hockey, information, International, Japan, JIHF, olympics, opinion | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

    WBC2009 各国一次候補発表

    Posted by japanstats on 2009 January 22日 Thursday


    Posted in 01_日本語, baseball, information, MLB, NPB, opinion, tokyo | Tagged: , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »


    Posted by japanstats on 2009 January 19日 Monday

    What makes men happy.. 説明いらずですw

    Posted in 01_日本語, culture, random | Tagged: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

    durex コンドームのCF

    Posted by japanstats on 2009 January 16日 Friday



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    NHL 2008-09 前半ハイライト

    Posted by japanstats on 2009 January 14日 Wednesday

    TSN によるNHL 2008-09 シーズンの前半のハイライト集です。すげー。

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