Nippon Foundation Chairman Sasakawa Delivers 'First Pitch'
- Nippon Foundation Chairman Yōhei Sasakawa delivering the first pitch of the Houston Astros MLB game at Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX. (Image: Rob Howard/MarineLink.com)
- The JSMEA/Maritime Reporter reception at Minute Maid Park. Image: Greg Trauthwein/MarineLink.com
- Nippon Foundation Chairman Sasakawa and Greg Trauthwein. Image: MarineLink.com
- JSMEA taking the field before the first pitch. Image: MarineLink.com
The Japan Ship Machinery and Equipment Association (JSMEA) and Maritime Reporter & Engineering News hosted a reception on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Minute Maid Park in Houston in conjunction with the Offshore Technology Conference. More than 200 guests from around the world enjoyed hospitality at the ballpark in downtown Houston, and a highlight of the evening was Nippon Foundation Chairman Yōhei Sasakawa delivering the first pitch of the game with a perfect strike down the middle of home plate.