Category: Samurai Japan

[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.



[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.



[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


[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


Partner List

Diamond Partners

  • Nippon Express
  • Asics
  • GungHo

Official Partners

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

Official Suit Partner

  • Brooks Brothers

Official Ticketing Partner

  • Lawson Ticket

Official Airline Partner

  • ANA

[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.


  • 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


[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



[3/3/2018] ENEOS Samurai Japan Series 2018 Game 2 Starting Pitchers

Starting pitchers for the first game of the ENEOS Samurai Japan Series 2018 were posted on March 3.


  • Timothy AthertonĀ (Brisbane Bandits)


  • Takahiro Norimoto (Rakuten Eagles)

Source: Samurai Japan 3/3/2018


[3/2/2018] ENEOS Samurai Japan Series 2018 Game 1 Starting Pitchers

Starting pitchers for the first game of the ENEOS Samurai Japan Series 2018 were posted on March 2.


  • Kodai Senga (Softbank Hawks)


  • Travis Blackley (Brisbane Bandits)

Source: Samurai Japan 3/2/2018


[3/2/2018] Haruhiro Hamaguchi scratched from Samurai Japan roster

Haruhiro Hamaguchi was scratched from the Samurai Japan roster on March 2 because of discomfort in his left shoulder. Samurai Japan manager Atsunori Inaba later told reporters he made the call because he did not want to risk Hamaguchi’s future by keeping him on the roster.

Source: Sports Hochi 3/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 3/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 3/2/2018, Daily Sports 3/2/2018

[UPDATE 3/17 @ 2:19pm]

Hamaguchi is not expected to make the opening day starting rotation because his left shoulder is still not fully healed.

Source: Sponichi 3/17/2018, Nikkan Sports 3/17/2018


[2/20/2018] Twenty-eight player Samurai Japan Roster Released

The final list of players for the Samurai Japan roster was released on February 20.