Category: International

[7/18/2018] 2020 Tokyo Olympics schedule released

The competition schedule for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was released on July 18. Below is the current schedule for baseball and softball.

Baseball

  • July 28 (Wed) at Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium (12:00 – 15:00)
  • July 29 (Thu) at Yokohama Stadium (19:00 – 22:00)
  • July 30 (Fri) at Yokohama Stadium (12:00 – 15:00 and 19:00 – 22:00)
  • August 1 (Sat) at Yokohama Stadium (12:00 – 15:00 and 19:00 – 22:00)
  • August 2 (Sun) at Yokohama Stadium (12:00 – 15:00 and 19:00 – 22:00)
  • August 3 (Mon) at Yokohama Stadium (12:00 – 15:00 and 19:00 – 22:00)
  • August 4 (Tue) at Yokohama Stadium (19:00 – 22:00)
  • August 5 (Wed) at Yokohama Stadium (12:00 – 15:00 and 19:00 – 22:00)
  • August 6 (Thu) at Yokohama Stadium (19:00 – 22:00)
  • August 8 (Sat) FINAL at Yokohama Stadium (12:00 – 15:00 and 19:00 – 22:30)

Softball

  • July 22 (Wed) at Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium (10:00 – 12:00)
  • July 22 (Wed) at Yokohama Stadium (14:30 – 16:30 and 19:00 – 21:00)
  • July 22 (Thu) at Yokohama Stadium (10:00 – 12:00, 14:30 – 16:30 and 19:00 – 21:00)
  • July 25 (Sat) at Yokohama Stadium (10:00 – 12:00, 14:30 – 16:30 and 19:00 – 21:00)
  • July 26 (Sun) at Yokohama Stadium (10:00 – 12:00, 14:30 – 16:30 and 19:00 – 21:00)
  • July 26 (Mon) at Yokohama Stadium (10:00 – 12:00, 14:30 – 16:30 and 19:00 – 21:00)
  • July 27 (Tue) at Yokohama Stadium (14:30 – 16:30 and 19:00 – 21:00)

Source: Olympics 7/18/2018, Schedule

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[7/5/2018] WBSC signs baseball supplier contract with SSK

The World Baseball Softball Confederation announced that SSK will supply baseballs for their top tournaments through to 2020, beginning with the WBSC U-15 Baseball World Cup 2018 later this year in August. The tournament list includes Baseball World Cups (U-12, U-15, U-18, U-23, and Women’s) between 2018 and 2020, the 2019 Premier 12, and the 2020 Olympic Games.

Source: WBSC 7/5/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/5/2018, Sponichi 7/5/2018

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[6/26/2018] Samurai Japan Collegiate Roster (FISU)

The Samurai Japan collegiate roster participating in the 2018 FISU World University Baseball Championship (July 6-15 in Taiwan) was posted on June 25. Daiki Kawai was named captain. Players are scheduled to attend a mini camp between July 1 and 3.

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[6/24/2018] Samurai Japan Collegiate Roster

The final twenty-four-man roster for the Samurai Japan collegiate baseball team were released today. The team will be competing at the 42nd Japan-USA Collegiate Baseball Championship (July 3-8) and the 29th Haarlem Baseball Week (July 13-22). Ryosuke Tatsumi was named captain.

The players are scheduled to attend a mini-camp that begins on June 28. They will play practice games against Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (June 29) and Toshiba (June 30).

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[6/18/2018] Samurai Japan 18th Asian Games Roster

The Samurai Japan Amateur Team roster was released on June 18. The team will be competing at the 18th Asian Games Jakarta from August 26 until September 1. Players will attend mini-camps in Oita (June 21 – 24) and Tokyo (August 18 – 21) prior to the tournament.

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[6/8/2018] Samurai Japan College Roster Candidates

Samurai Japan released a list of candidates for the college roster today. The team is scheduled to participate in the 42nd Japan-USA University Baseball Championship and the 29th Haarlem Baseball Week. Candidates will attend a mini camp in Hiratsuka between June 22 (Friday) and 24 (Sunday). Additional players, selected from teams playing in the Japan National Collegiate Baseball Championship, are also expected to attend the mini camp as possible candidates.

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[6/7/2018] Samurai Japan: High School vs College Exhibition Game

The Samurai Japan U-18 team will play an exbhition game against Samurai Japan College for the first time since 2016.

  • August 28, 2018 (Tuesday) at 18:00
  • Jingu Stadium
  • No alternate date
  • DH rule
  • No called games or extra innings
  • Wood bats (both teams)

The Samurai Japan U-18 team is slated to participate in the 12th BFA U-18 Baseball Championship later this year in September.

Source: Samurai Japan 6/4/2018

[UPDATE 6/27 @ 2:50am]

The start time for the game was changed from 18:00 to 17:45.

Broadcast

  • BS Fuji = 17:30-20:00
  • Fuji TV One = 17:30 until the end of the game

Tickets

  • Advance Tickets – Lawson Ticket
    From June 29 @ 18:00 until July 6 @ 23:00
  • Regular Tickets
    From July 8 @ 12:00

Source: Samurai Japan 6/25/2018, Samurai Japan 6/25/2018

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[5/11/2018] Yahoo, SportsNavi become official Samurai Japan partners

NPB Enterprise (Samurai Japan) announced the addition of Yahoo! Japan and Y’s Sports (Sportsnavi) as official partners.

Source: NPB Enterprise 5/11/2018

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Partner List

Diamond Partners

  • Nippon Express
  • Asics
  • GungHo

Official Partners

  • Nissan
  • SAVAS
  • Asahi
  • ENEOS
  • JTB
  • Yahoo! Japan
  • Sportsnavi

Official Suit Partner

  • Brooks Brothers

Official Ticketing Partner

  • Lawson Ticket

Official Airline Partner

  • ANA
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[5/2/2018] Samurai Japan vs MLB in November

Samurai Japan announced today that they will be playing a six-game series against the MLB later this year in November.

Schedule

  • Game 1 – November 9 (Friday) at Tokyo Dome
  • Game 2 – November 10 (Saturday) at Tokyo Dome
  • Game 3 – November 11 (Sunday) at Tokyo Dome
  • Game 4 – November 13 (Tuesday) at Mazda Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima
  • Game 5 – November 14 (Wednesday) at Nagoya Dome
  • Game 6 – November 15 (Thursday) at Nagoya Dome

Source: Samurai Japan 5/2/2018

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[4/25/2018] Samurai Japan: Roster for 8th WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup

Samurai Japan released its roster for the 8th WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup. The tournament will take place in Florida between August 22 and 31.

Group A

  • United States
  • Venezuela
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Korea
  • Netherlands
  • Puerto Rico

Group B

  • Japan
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Cuba
  • Hong Kong
  • Dominican Republic

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