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Where to Watch NPB in Washington D.C?

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Where to Watch NPB in Washington D.C?
Hi all,

I just moved from Tokyo to Washington D.C. for work, and I cannot find a place to watch Japanese baseball here. Does anyone know any bars in Washington region (DC, VA, MD) that I can watch Japanese baseball?

Re: Where to Watch NPB in Washington D.C?
[ Author: westbaystars | Posted: May 13, 2014 1:38 PM | YBS Fan ]

The normal answer to the question of watching NPB from outside of Japan is Justin.TV, either from your computer, phone, or tablet. But you want to do so in a social atmosphere? That's a first.

Well, it basically comes down to what the proprietor of the bar has access to. For Yomiuri Giants' home games there's One World Sports. If I were in your shoes, I'd ask the bartender if they have access to that channel first. If so, and it's a time that a game is on, you're in luck! Not living there, though, I have no idea if they replay games via delay at more reasonable hours or not. (Then again, bars may be open during live games. I'm not a bar goer, so that's another thing I'm not completely sure about.)

If the bar has a tech savvy employee, they may be able to "tune" the TV in to Justin.TV. You can always ask about that as well. Further Internet-based options are outlined very well by Patrick Newman in his "Following Japanese Baseball" series Part 3: Watching Online over at

Hope this helps.
Re: Where to Watch NPB in Washington D.C?
[ Author: Rocksfan | Posted: May 20, 2014 10:08 PM | CHU Fan ]

Comcast has a channel called "The Comcast Network" that has, at least in the past few years, re-broadcast some of One World Sports' broadcasts. I do not know how wide the availability of this network is. I do not get it via Direct TV. I do know that friends of mine get it on various Comcast providers in Maryland, so it may be possible that a bar in DC or the DC suburbs in Maryland would have it.
Re: Where to Watch NPB in Washington D.C?
[ Author: NelsonChung | Posted: May 25, 2014 3:44 PM | NIP Fan ]

I can't answer your question, but I'm in the DC area. Hit me up if you want a baseball buddy.

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