Monthly Hanshin Tigers – December 2016

It was printed, pressed and distributed before the Rookie of the Year Award was handed to him, but it is definitely fitting to have budding superstar Shun Takayama on the cover of the final edition of the magazine for this year. (Incidentally, he was also on the year’s first cover, as well as the fifth.) Here’s the rundown of the rest of the magazine’s contents. H-TEN Premium Subscribers, you’ll receive your interview translation (the last one!) a little later in the month!

2016decembercover– Monthly Impressive Shot – Kanemoto and Naomasa Yohkawa

– Close-Up Interview – Shun Takayama

– Tigers Monthly Review – A New Generation Arrives: Shun Takayama

– Ironman Chapter Two – Expectations on Our Ace: Tomoaki Kanemoto and Shintaro Fujinami

– Monthly Tigers Archives, Volume 5: 1999

– Player’s Note – Atsushi Mochizuki

– Pop’N Talk – Tsuyoshi Ishizaki

– Fan Appreciation Day 2016

– Tora Link: Tomoh Wakoh (Former Tiger)

– Coach’s Corner – Katsuo Hirata

– Masanori Fujihara – The truth is… – Daiki Enokida

– Ask His Teammates! – Masahiro Nakatani

– Farm Report – Daichi Takeyasu, Naoto Nishida

– Farm Manager Column – Masayuki Kakefu

– 2017 Schedule & Ticket Information

Hard to believe the year is almost over. I can’t believe how busy H-TEN Premium kept me this year, and yet it now gives me (and all English-speaking Hanshin Tigers fans) a decent-sized encyclopedia on players in team history. Anyways… like I always say, if there is anything from this magazine you want to see translated/paraphrased/summarized, let me know!

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T-Ray is the founder, chief writer and Junior Executive Vice President of Hanshin Tigers English News (H-TEN). Find him on Twitter @thehanshintiger.