Baseball: Low-and-slow Pitcher Watanabe Bids For Major League Job

Baseball: Low-and-slow pitcher Watanabe bids for major league jobSubmarine right-hander Shunsuke Watanabe said Monday he will try to earn a major league job for next season.
The 37-year-old stalwart for the Pacific League's Lotte Marines played for Japan in the 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classics. Although he has the right to file for free agency, the club will grant him his release so he can pursue offers from overseas.

Baseball: Lions Manager Watanabe Resigns

Baseball: Lions manager Watanabe resignsSeibu Lions manager Hisanobu Watanabe resigned Tuesday after the team missed out on both the Japan Series and Pacific League titles for the fifth straight year.
The 48-year-old Watanabe led the Lions to second place in the PL for the second straight year, but the team was eliminated in the first stage of the Climax Series by the Lotte Marines.

Watanabe Mayu To Hold Solo Lives In September

Watanabe Mayu to hold solo lives in SeptemberAKB48 's Watanabe Mayu will be holding solo lives in September for her 4th solo single, "Rappa Renshuchu".

The lives will be titled "'Rappa Renshuchu' Hatsubai Kinen Solo Live ~Mayu's Restaurant Zenkyoku Full Course wo Meshiagare~", and it will be a lottery event for those who purchase the single.