The Japan Amateur Baseball Association announced a couple changes in the number of representatives they allow per region for the Inter-City Tournament, effective beginning in 2018.
- the Kyushu region will have one fewer representative, shifting from three to two
- the Tokyo and Minami Kanto regions will have an extra representative: Tokyo will remain at four and Minami Kanto will shift from two to three
The changes were made based on recent performance data.
Source: Sponichi 11/14/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/14/2017