Category: Samurai Japan

[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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[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.

Australia

  • Timothy AthertonĀ (Brisbane Bandits)

Japan

  • Takahiro Norimoto (Rakuten Eagles)

Source: Samurai Japan 3/3/2018

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[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.

Japan

  • Kodai Senga (Softbank Hawks)

Australia

  • Travis Blackley (Brisbane Bandits)

Source: Samurai Japan 3/2/2018

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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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