In shadow of Tokyo Tower, fans cheer Japan into WBC semifinals

On the foot of brightly lit Tokyo Tower on Thursday night time, followers of Samurai Japan filed into the Star Rise Tower media middle to look at the nationwide crew on the massive display as they confronted off towards Italy within the World Baseball Basic quarterfinal.
Dozens of individuals in jerseys emblazoned with massive names like Murakami, Darvish, Yamada, Nootbaar — and, after all, Ohtani — took their locations within the virtually 300-seater corridor for the general public viewing, held simply 6 kilometers down the highway from Tokyo Dome, the place Japan and Italy have been battling it out within the flesh for a WBC semifinal spot.

“We couldn’t get tickets to the true recreation so this was the subsequent neatest thing,” mentioned Tomonori Igawa, 28.

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