Category: Samurai Japan

[6/16/2016] Samurai Japan Women’s Team Mini-Camp Roster

Samurai Japan and the Women’s Baseball Federation of Japan (WBFJ) released a list of twenty-eight players that will be attending a two-day mini camp in Niigata later this month (June 25-26) in preparation for the Seventh WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup in September.

Source: Samurai Japan announcement

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[6/13/2016] JPBPA would like 2017 season to start on April 7

The Japan Professional Baseball Players Association (JPBPA) met with the NPB earlier today in Tokyo. They discussed a number of issues, including when to start the 2017 season.

The NPB is currently planning to start the 2017 season on March 31, however the JPBPA would like the league to consider the condition of players returning from the World Baseball Classic and push the start of the season back to April 7.

Players that participated in the 2013 World Baseball Classic had only about a week to prepare for the season. The JPBPA would like to give WBC players two weeks next year.

Source: Sponichi 6/13/2016, Nikkan Sports 6/13/2016

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[6/12/2016] JUBF Samurai Japan Preliminary Roster Update

The All Japan University Baseball Federation released a list of candidate players that will be participating in a mini-camp for the Japan-USA University Baseball Championship. The mini-camp will take place at the Batting Palace Soseki Stadium Hiratsuka between June 17 (Friday) and 19 (Sunday). The final roster will be made up of twenty-four players.

Source: JUBF announcement

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[6/3/2016] JUBF Samurai Japan Preliminary Roster

The All Japan University Baseball Federation released a list of candidate players that will be participating in a mini-camp for the Japan-USA University Baseball Championship. The mini-camp will take place at the Batting Palace Soseki Stadium Hiratsuka between June 17 (Friday) and 19 (Sunday).

Source: JUBF announcement

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[5/29/2016] GungHo becomes a Diamond Partner for Samurai Japan

Samurai Japan announced today that they added GungHo Online Entertainment to their list of Diamond Partners.

Source: Samurai Japan announcement

Partner List

Diamond Partners

  • Mizuno
  • Nippon Express
  • GungHo

Official Partners

  • JTB
  • ANA
  • Rakuten Card
  • SAVAS
  • Asahi
  • Nissan

Official Suit Partner

  • Brooks Brothers

Official Ticketing Partner

  • Lawson Ticket
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[3/31/2016] Samurai Japan U18 Coaching Staff

Samurai Japan released the coaching staff list for the U18 team that will be competing at the 11th BFA Asian 18U Baseball Championship later this year.

Position Name JPN Name ENG Age Current
Manager 小枝 守 Koeda, Mamoru 64 Former TakushokuDai Koryo Manager
Head Coach 大藤 敏行 Ofuji, Toshiyuki 54 Former ChukyoDai Chukyo Manager
Coach 米澤 貴光 Yonezawa, Takamitsu 41 Kanto Daiichi Manager
Coach 東 哲平 Azuma, Teppei 36 Tsuruga Kehi Manager

The Samurai Japan U18 team is set to play an exhibition game against the Samurai Japan University team at QVC Marine Field on August 27.

Source: Samurai Japan announcement (coaching staff), Samurai Japan announcement (exhibition game)

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Candidate stadiums for baseball and softball if the two sports return for the 2020 Olympics: Yokokhama Stadium, QVC Marine Field, and Tokyo Dome.

Source: Sponichi 4/27/2016

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[4/22/2016] Samurai Japan: College Coaching Staff

Samurai Japan released the college coaching staff for the Japan-USA University Baseball Championship Series in July.

  • Hideyuki Suzuki (Kansai Kokusai University)
  • Yuichi Furukawa (Kanagawa University)
  • Hisanori Aoki (Hosei University)

Hitoki Yokoi (Tokai University) was announced as manager in February.

Source: Samurai Japan announcement

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[4/1/2016] Samurai Japan: BFA Asian 18U Baseball Championship Preliminary Roster

Pos Name JPN Name ENG High School JPN High School ENG Year
P 鈴木 昭汰 Suzuki, Shota 常総学院 Joso Gakuin 3
P 高橋 昂也 Takahashi, Koya 花咲徳栄 Hanasaki Tokuharu 3
P 早川 隆久 Hayakawa, Takahisa 木更津総合 Kisarazu Sogo 3
P 山﨑 颯一郎 Yamazaki, Soichiro 敦賀気比 Tsuruga Kehi 3
P 藤嶋 健人 Fujishima, Kento 東邦 Toho 3
P 市岡 奏馬 Ichioka, Soma 龍谷大平安 RyukokuDai Heian 3
P 村上 頌樹 Murakami, Shoki 智辯学園 Chiben Gakuen 3
P 吉高 壯 Yoshitaka, So 明石商業 Akashi Shogyo 3
P 髙田 萌生 Takata, Hosei 創志学園 Soshi Gakuen 3
C 大澤 翔 Osawa, Sho 木更津総合 Kisarazu Sogo 3
C 古賀 優大 Koga, Yudai 明徳義塾 Meitoku Gijuku 3
C 九鬼 隆平 Kuki, Ryuhei 秀岳館 Shugakukan 3
INF 綿屋 樹 Wataya, Itsuki 鹿児島実業 Kagoshima Jitsugyo 3
INF 美濃 晃成 Mino, Kosei 高松商業 Takamatsu Shogyo 3
INF 堀江 航平 Horie, Kohei 秀岳館 Shugakukan 3
INF 吉沢 一翔 Yoshizawa, Kazuto 大阪桐蔭 Osaka Toin 3
INF 林中 勇輝 Hayashinaka, Yuki 敦賀気比 Tsuruga Kehi 3
INF 米麦 圭造 Yonebaku, Keizo 高松商業 Takamatsu Shogyo 3
INF 松尾 大河 Matsuo, Taiga 秀岳館 Shugakukan 3
OF 岡田 悠希 Okada, Yuki 龍谷大平安 RyukokuDai Heian 2
OF 安西 翼 Anzai, Tsubasa 高松商業 Takamatsu Shogyo 3
OF 福元 悠真 Fukumoto, Yuma 智辯学園 Chiben Gakuen 2

Source: Samurai Japan announcement 3/31/2016

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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