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Kamenashi Kazuya Throws First Pitch in Japan vs MLB Game

6yr ago   ·   Monday 26 Mar, 2012 - 08:30am UTC   ·   delilah   ·   1 upvote   ·   0 comments   ·   3,771 views
Kamenashi Kazuya Throws First Pitch in Japan vs MLB Game
KAT-TUN's Kamenashi Kazuya made his name known in Major League Baseball as he throws the ceremonial first pitch during Yomiuri Giants (Japan) vs Oakland Athletics (USA) Exhibition Game yesterday, Mar 25th.

As a Japanese tradition, the ceremonial first pitch will be thrown to opposing teams lead-off hitter. In the exhibition game, Kamenashi, wearing Giants' uniform, threw the first pitch to Oakland Athletic's hitter-Jemile Weeks.

"I didn't know who he was at first, but he's some big-time celebrity out here. For me to have that opportunity, it was an honor for me," Weeks said after he purposely missed Kamenashi's pitches.

Various American media who covered the event described Kamenashi as "A Japanese teen idol, strikingly well-coiffed actor, and to being Justin Timberlake of Asia".

Afterwards, Kamenashi returned to his MC duties for NTV's Going! and even had to chance to chat with Oakland A's Yoenis Cespedes, a professional baseball outfielder who is described as the "Best all-around player out of Cuba".
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