fukuoka fukuoka  /ˌfu ˌku ˈoʊ kə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a city in southern Japan on Kyushu

News

  1. Alex Rodriguez Reportedly Targeted by Japanese Baseball Team Last Offseason

    The New York Yankees could have rid themselves of a major headache this year had they accepted an offer from the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. Ken Belson of The New York Times reports that the SoftBank Hawks contacted the Yankees after the 2012 season concluded, asking whether the Bronx Bombers would be interested in making a deal that included third baseman Alex Rodriguez . Belson writes that New ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Japan team was suitor for A-Rod / Baseball Notebook

    Last November, the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks reached out to the Yankees through an intermediary and expressed interest in obtaining Rodriguez.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  3. Japanese Suitor for Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez Got No Response

    The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks expressed interest last year in obtaining the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez, according to two baseball officials who were told of the informal inquiry.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: New York Times

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Quotes

  1. As Limo said: "In Berlin there was no challenge; in Fukuoka there was no challenge; in Amsterdam there was no challenge. You tell me who was in Berlin or Amsterdam or Fukuoka. He has proven he can run 2:05, but with the challenge? The key is to...
    on Apr 18, 2007 By: Felix Limo Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "I look forward to playing in my hometown of Fukuoka," said Johjima. "I am wearing my MLB uniform, and I will be eager to show the fans there how I have improved."
    on Oct 31, 2006 By: Kenji Johjima Source: USA Today

  3. "If we acquire the team, I would definitely want to keep it in Fukuoka," Son said, adding that he grew up in the city.
    on Oct 18, 2004 By: Masayoshi Son Source: International Herald Tribune

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