The Committee to Improve Samurai Japan held a meeting in Tokyo on May 22 and confirmed that the term for the next Samurai Japan manager will end with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Depending on the outcome of the Olympics, the manager might be asked to stay on until the end of the 2021 World Baseball Classic.
The Samurai Japan top team could head overseas in 2018 to play “road” exhibition games in preparation for the Premier 12 in 2019, the Olympics in 2020, and the World Baseball Classic in 2021. Europe and the United States are possibilities.
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NPB Enterprise (Samurai Japan) announced today that they signed Asics to a Diamond Partner agreement.
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Samurai Japan committee members met in Tokyo earlier today to discuss plans moving forward. The committee is planning to ask past national team managers (last four World Baseball Classics and the Olympics between 1992 and 2008) for their opinions on what can be done to improve their current system. They are looking for ways to improve the internal organization so that they can provide future managers with better support.0 Comments
Preliminary talks regarding the next Samurai Japan manager will begin early next month. The NPB is not necessarily rushing the selection process. Possible candidates mentioned by the press include Tatsunori Hara, Kiyoshi Nakahata, Hideki Matsui, and Koji Akiyama.
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Samurai Japan notes from March 17:
The International Olympic Committee has agreed to add Azuma Baseball Stadium in Fukushima Prefecture as a venue for at least one baseball and softball game during the 2020 Olympics. The 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami hit the prefecture hard and caused a nuclear incident. The region is recovering, but playing host during the Olympics should provide an economic boost.
Source: Sponichi 3/17/20170 Comments
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