Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani poses in front of a photo panel of him pitching in a Major League Baseball game, at an exhibition of news photos from 2018 held at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi department store in Tokyo's Chuo Ward, on Dec. 18, 2018. The Tokyo Press Photographers Association exhibition opened that day, with 33 news outlets participating. About 300 photographs representing this year's news are on display. Twenty-four-year-old Ohtani cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony and autographed the photo panel. "I was inspired by pictures from a wide variety of fields in addition to sports," he said. The exhibition runs until Dec. 24 and admission is free.
(Japanese original by Naoya Tsunoda, Sports News Department)