Masataka Yoshida | First English Interview

Masataka Yoshida | First English Interview

Masataka Yoshida | Red Sox Statement

Japaneses baseball player Masataka Yoshida made his first English statement at a Red Sox press conference in Boston, Massachusetts . In this lesson, we’re going to take a look at what was said and how to effectively use English.


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English Statement Transcript

English Stripped Bare - B. Bearington & Naomi Culture Masataka Yoshida Red Sox English Interview
Masataka Yoshida Playing Baseball

Hi, Masataka… I’m Masataka Yoshida. Nice to meet you.

I’m 29 years old. I have played in (for) ORIX Buffaloes (Japanese baseball team, formerly the Hankyu Braves) for seven years… seven years.

I don’t speak English, so (I’m) nervous.

I wanna… I wanna learn English and I wanna… uh… speak it my daughters.


Sooner than my daughters.



I’m honored to be a (in) Red… Red Sox Nation.

I’ll be… I’ll do my best. Thank you.

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