|1||07/12||Wed||19:05||Dunkin’ Donut Park||Hartford, CT||USA||Japan|
|2||07/13||Thu||19:05||Fitton Stadium||Worcester, MA||Japan||USA|
|3||07/14||Fri||19:05||Campanelli Stadium||Brockton, MA||USA||Japan|
|4||07/15||Sat||19:05||LeLacheur Park||Lowell, MA||Japan||USA|
|5||07/17||Mon||19:05||Holman Stadium||Nashua, NH||USA||Japan|
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Samurai Japan held a press conference earlier today to unveil their new uniforms made by ASICS. Hiroshima’s Seiya Suzuki and Yokohama’s Yoshitomo Tsutsugo modeled the new uniforms for the press.
The concept for the new design is to bring fans and players closer together through a uniform.
Four traditional Japanese colors are used in the uniform: blue gray (aokachi iro), white (mashiro), red (kurenai iro), and gold (kogane iro).
The pinstripes are made of an infinite number of connected tiny wa’s (circles). This idea comes from the traditional Japanese watsunagi pattern. The connections between each wa also represent the connections between fans and players.
Samurai Japan will begin to use the new uniforms during the 2017 Japan-USA Collegiate Baseball Championship Series that is slated to begin in Hartford, CT on July 12.
Source: Samurai Japan 6/26/20170 Comments
The 28th BFA Asian Baseball Championship will take place in Taiwan between October 2 and 8. Japan, Korea, Chinese Taipei, China, Pakistan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka. A list of fifty-one candidates was released by Samurai Japan, too.0 Comments
The 2017 1st BFA Women’s Baseball Asian Cup will take place at the Sai Tso Wan Recreation Grounds in Hong Kong between September 2 and 9. Teams from six countries (Japan, Chinese Taipei, Korea, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan) will participate in the tournament. Samurai Japan released the Madonna Japan roster today.0 Comments
Samurai Japan released the preliminary roster that will be competing at the 28th WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup on June 16. This year’s tournament will take place in Thunder Bay, Canada between September 1 and September 10.0 Comments
Samurai Japan released the Collegiate National Team roster on June 4. The team will play in two tournaments: the 41st Japan-USA University Baseball Championship in July and the 29th Universiade in August.0 Comments
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.
Source: Sponichi 5/23/20170 Comments
NPB Enterprise (Samurai Japan) announced today that they signed Asics to a Diamond Partner agreement.
Source: NPB Enterprise 5/18/2017
[UPDATE 6/26 @ 10:27pm]
The two sides reportedly agreed to a four-year deal that runs through to the end of May 2021.
Source: Nikkan Sports 6/26/20170 Comments
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.