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Prime Minister to Throw Out First Pitch

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The prime minister of Japan, Yukio Hatoyama is throwing the first pitch in Pittsburgh before he gets down to business at the Pittsburgh G-20 Summit.

Preparing to throw a strike right down the pipe, he has been practicing with former Pittsburgh Pirate Masumi Kuwata. The prime minister received a baseball cap and jersey from Kuwata and started warming up. After the meeting, Hatoyama stated, “I appreciate the opportunity to play catch with the world’s Kuwata. Good things happen when you’re the prime minister.” This gives you an idea what type of icon Masumi Kuwata has been in the baseball world in Japan.

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