The Route Inn BC League announced on June 28 that they formally approved the addition of two associate members, Tochigi and Shiga, to their league for the 2017 season.
Tochigi: name to be decided
Representative: Masahiko Kogo, CEO of Agekke Corporation
Shiga: Shiga United Baseball Club
Representative: Shinya Suzuki, CEO of Shiga United, Inc.
Additional details will be released as they become available.
Source: BC League announcement