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Japanese Reaction to A-Rod Steroid Scandal?

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Japanese Reaction to A-Rod Steroid Scandal?
What is the reaction to A-Rod (A-Fraud) admitting to using performance enhancing drugs? And was the apology enough, or is more needed to repair his status?
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Re: Japanese Reaction to A-Rod Steroid Scandal?
[ Author: westbaystars | Posted: Feb 18, 2009 10:22 AM | YBS Fan ]

The Japanese reaction was that Hideki Matsui had mixed feelings about the issue of his former (current? - I don't keep track) team mate. Matsui doesn't understand why there's such a big to-do about it all and just wishes people would move forward.

In short, the A-Whatever thing is a total non-issue in Japan, not even worth getting a quarter of a page of space in the sports dailies. I don't even recall if his apology was published in the Japanese press. We tend to only see him through the eyes of his Japanese team mates or former team mates.
Re: Japanese Reaction to A-Rod Steroid Scandal?
[ Author: Brad BT | Posted: Feb 19, 2009 6:14 AM | SEI Fan ]

Thank you for the comment. It is good to see what people outside of the States think about this particular topic.
Re: Japanese Reaction to A-Rod Steroid Scandal?
[ Author: No.1BayFan | Posted: Feb 18, 2009 1:06 PM | YOK Fan ]

There is none basically.

Let me put it this way, Darvish walking through Miyazaki airport in a T-shirt gets more coverage than A-Rod admitting to steroid use does here in Japan.
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