Rick Guttormson of the Tokyo Yakult Swallows, became the sixth foreign pitcher to throw a no-hitter in Japan. Guttormson's Swallows downed the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, 6-0. Guttormson gave up one walk and one batter reached on an error.
It is the 72nd no-hitter overall in Japan since the two league system was initiated in 1950.
Also in the linked story, you can note that the Eagles have signed former MLB outfielder Eric Valent.