Yomiuri Ichi-gun Battery Coach Yoshinori Murata will be named battery coach for Samurai Japan. He made the Premier 12 staff as an advance scout.
Premier 12 Head Coach Hiroshi Narahara is expected to return as head coach. Samurai Japan coaches from the spring — Pitching Coach Hiroshi Gondo, Hitting Coach Atsunori Inaba, Infield/Base Coach Toshihisa Nishi, and Outfield/Base Coach Takayuki Onishi — are also expected to return.
Source: Nikkan Sports 10/4/2016