Baseball related stuff

Being a passionate baseball enthusiast and a computer/data viz geek, my main work for Baseball related stuff now-days mostly involves Baseball Hack Day, an annual fun, friendly one-day hacking competition for baseball fans, which I have founded. I have been active member of The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), involved in the Asian Baseball Committee as vice-chair and Boston chapter as one of its co-chairs. Actively using twitter to write about baseball: @DaigoFuji. I go to Fenway about dozen games a season.



Past highlights

Radio appearances

Boston Globe, work as a researcher/supporting role for reporters

I have been extremely blessed to have worked with many of talented writers of our time.

  • Yankees rolling, but Sox don't yield By Gordon Edes, Globe Staff, September 14, 2007
    ...The Globe's resident Daisuke-ologist, Daigo Fujiwara, has calculated that Matsuzaka has thrown more pitches this season (3,125) than he did all of last season in Japan (2,770), and his 29 starts are more than he's had in any previous season except 2001, when he made 33.
  • Francona tries to clarify Wakefield's injury By Gordon Edes, Globe Staff, October 4, 2007
    Daigo Fujiwara, the Globe's resident Daisuke-ologist, notes that while Matsuzaka is celebrated for his win over Cuba in the World Baseball Classic, his postseason record in the Japan Series was not particularly impressive: 1-3, 7.52 ERA, 21 whiffs, 9 walks (6 hit batsmen), and 3 home runs allowed in 20 1/3 innings.
  • Pounding headache By Adam Kilgore, Globe Staff June 8, 2009
  • At home on the big stage By John Powers, Globe Staff | December 15, 2006
  • Orioles enjoy a walk By Nick Cafardo, Globe Staff | September 9, 2007
    The Globe's resident Daisuke-ologist, Daigo Fujiwara, researched that Matsuzaka lasted two-thirds of an inning against the Softbank Hawks July 13, 2003, and gave up seven runs (five earned) in the shortest start of his career. He's had other stinkers, including back-to-back starts in 2004 against Orix (April 29 and May 5), in which he gave up 10 runs and nine runs respectively.

Red Sox' 2008 Opening Series coverage in Tokyo



Radio appearances

  • Tokyo's TBS radio, October 16, 2008

Writing and others

  • I founded, a bilingual website dedicated to Japanese baseball players playing in MLB in 1999, and have been producing content for it event since.
  • Radio “East Coast Baseball Freaks,” a weekly Japanese language podcast about MLB and the Red Sox from 2005 to 2010. At one point in 2009 season, the podcast was ranked as high as third in the iTunes store (Japanese) in "Sports and Recreation" category.
  •, a Japanese language blog, about Boston Red Sox From 2003 to 2013. This blog utilized multiple web technology like video (YouTube), audio (BlogTalkRadio), photos (Flickr), and Twitter (@DaigoRedSox). Also experimenting with Twitter search API to see what people are saying about Red Sox in Japanese Twitter world.
  • From 2006-2008, I wrote a monthly column called “From Boston” in the Nikkan Sports, a Tokyo based sports daily, circulation 2 million.
Nikkan Sports