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2017.03 2017
WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™

Way to world's best recapture to finally begin! WBC1 next round of next March faces Cuba, China, Australia in Tokyo Dome!

 We announced grouping and schedule of Tokyo pool holding of 1st round of 2017 World Baseball Classic held in March and 2nd round and 1st round.
 Japan is semifinals defeat in 2013 meetings for 13 years when they carried out the first meeting of 2006 when Sadaharu Oh director led, the second meeting of 09 years when Manager Tatsunori Hara led and straight victory, but challenged with Manager Koji Yamamoto. For the Japanese baseball world which made a re-start under the great command of "all generations, SAMURAI JAPAN" from there, world's best recapture in 2017 meetings is aim of maximum. Manager Kokubo, kuma﨑 commissioner put power together saying "Solidarity is important".

Way to world's best recapture to finally begin! WBC1 next round of next March faces Cuba, China, Australia in Tokyo Dome!
Tokyo pool for the 1st and 2nd rounds of 2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™
Venues for North America 1st, 2nd and final rounds of 2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™ announced
Samurai Japan Uniform for 2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™
Official EC website of 2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™ opened
Overview of the Tokyo pool for 1st and 2nd rounds of 2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™
Samurai Japan members to play in “2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™”

2017.03 WORLD BASEBALL
CLASSIC™ Warm-up Game

We carry out Warm-up Game which feeling of strain is sublimed into with fight to recapture close at hand world's most

Group B which we had with "2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™" close at hand performs Warm-up Game with NPB baseball team in Kyocera Dome Osaka. Japan faces Orix Buffaloes on Hanshin Tigers, Sunday, March 5 on Friday, March 3.
Ahead of fight to world's best recapture that finally approached Manager Kokubo it "is the first thing to do to ascertain state of players who called after gather in February. We said, we think that it was the most important whether state of which pitcher was the best.

WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™ Warm-up Game schedule

2017.02 SAMURAI JAPAN Send-off Match

The time has come when exciting games begin toward No.1 in the world for the first time in 8 years.

As for not only player but also fan and the mascot as for the cheerleader…
We are concerned with baseball, and Send-off Match best in history which all people loving baseball are used to hot opens curtain.
All people who gather at Fukuoka Yahuoku Dome on these days are "Japan National Team!"

Teams' cheerleaders and mascots will be gathered for Samurai Japan Send-off Game (against Chinese Taipei (CPBL))
Samurai Japan Kickoff Ceremony on Monday, February 27 – Manager and players will also appear

2017.02 SAMURAI JAPAN
Opening Match

The Japan National Baseball Team "SAMURAI JAPAN" starts at last in 2017

"It finally begins. We begin in here."
The Japan National Baseball Team "SAMURAI JAPAN" which started for recapture world's most decides that we hold practice game during training camp to carry out on Sunday for from Thursday, February 23 to 26th. Opponent is Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks.

Samurai Japan will play a practice game with Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in next February

2016.11 SAMURAI JAPAN Warm-up Game

Samurai Japan will engage in a training camp in November and play four games against the Mexico National Team and the Netherlands National Team in "actual game mode"

 The Japan National Baseball Team "SAMURAI JAPAN" for four days of from Thursday, November 10 to 13th Sunday, We meet Mexican representative (Edgar Manager Gonzales) and Netherlands representative (director Hensley Meulens) in Tokyo Dome and carry out Warm-up Game.
 To seat again baseball world's best in WBC of the next year - -. Warm-up Game of "public performance mode" becomes important preliminary skirmish for world's best recapture.

Samurai Japan will engage in a training camp in November and play four games against the Mexico National Team and the Netherlands National Team in "actual game mode"
Samurai Japan Warm-up Games: The design of “Special Picnic Sheet with a Samurai Japan Cheering Uniform” revealed!
Kokubo Japan is defeated completely by Mexico with three to seven…We leave problem unfinished in Throw/Bat
Powerful Samurai Japan won the revenge game against Mexico 11-4 with 13 hits and 11 runs!
An exciting game for 3 hours 57 minutes! Samurai Japan finally won a walk-off against the Netherlands 9-8 with extra-inning tie-breakers!
Suzuki made a game-winning hit with the bases loaded! Samurai Japan defeated the Netherlands 12-10 with extra-inning tie-breakers!
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2016.03 SAMURAI JAPAN Warm-up Game

Draw flow of game in Throw/Bat; is two Masaru in Chinese Taipei

 This Warm-up Game which challenged chest to vexation by "world baseball WBSC premiere 12" of last November.
Aggressive play of fielder whom we worked as commencing with stable pitching of hill staff, daring base running shined and decorated two Masaru wonderfully.
 Aiming at 2017 WBC world 1B recapture, fight of SAMURAI JAPAN continues.

26 players for Samurai Japan warm-up games have been announced! 6 players express their goals at the press conference.
SAMURAI JAPAN Warm-up Game Players interview / Yoshitomo Tsutsugoh player (Yokohama DeNA)
Game 1 of SAMURAI JAPAN Warm-up Game wins a clear-cut victory in 5-0 on Saturday, March 5! We give glory to first match of 2016 with victory
Sailing to new 1B of the world! We win SAMURAI JAPAN Warm-up Game in 2 successive victories

2015.11 world baseball WBSC premiere 12

We are defeated by old enemy Korea in the semifinals and finish meeting with the third place

 "World baseball WBSC premiere 12" to decide baseball strength of a nation No. 1 was carried out in Japan, Taiwan in November, 2015. SAMURAI JAPAN which it was host country, and was regarded as the favorite first on the list. For result to win and advance to the next around of from preliminary as expected, and to miss Final Game advance by yomoyano bestial wickedness change at moment thought whether you get Final Game advance for the way, and to finish meeting with the third place. It became meeting that carved with new page 1 for history of fight with old enemy Korea.
 How becomes, and does this result appear to 2017WBC? SAMURAI JAPAN, the distance to 1B of the world continue.

Partner of first match of "WBSC Premier 12" SAMURAI JAPAN is decided by Korea!
We receive WBSC Premier 12, group league decision, and Nakata interviews
We receive WBSC Premier 12, group league decision, and Otani interviews
We announce SAMURAI JAPAN Top Team roster prospects!
SAMURAI JAPAN "premiere 12" participation 28 Announcement interview
It's time to play! SAMURAI JAPAN first Send-off Party holding
On November 8, it is Otani, sixth inning zero seal 10 striking out of the best part! A sweeping victory archrival South Korea with 12 hits! Opened with win for the first champion!
On November 11, it is drama Masaru by Nakata five runs batted in explosion! Japan won a walk-off against Mexico with 6-5!
Sho Nakata selected as November 12 again! Japan won three games in a row since the opening round by defeating Dominica 4-2!
Come-from-behind win vivid on November 14 in Tsutsugou & Nakata & Matsuda! Japan won the first round with the first place by defeating USA 10-2!
Good-bye dramatic on November 15! Japan won 6-5 to Venezuela and swept all five games, advancing to the quarterfinals!
Quarterfinals, ace Maeda seven times are zero seals on November 16! Japan swept Puerto Rico 9-3 with a perfect harmony between pitching and hitting, advancing to the semifinal game!
On November 19, it is the semifinals, dangerous ninth inning…Japan suffered unexpected defeat at the end despite Ohtani's fine pitching with no runs allowed! Japan lost to South Korea 3-4 and will play the game for the third place.
On November 21, it is seventh inning Called with 3rd Place Match, daring five! Japan came in the third place by defeating Mexico 11-1!
WBSC Premier 12: Sho Nakata and Shohei Ohtani have been selected as the Best Nine.
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2015.03 SAMURAI JAPAN vs. ALL EURO

2013.11
Game with Chinese Taipei

We give glory to SAMURAI JAPAN, first campaign with victory!

 Warm-up Game "BASEBALL CHALLENGE 2013" with Chinese Taipei which was performed in Taiwan for from 8 to 10 on November. Fight of new life SAMURAI JAPAN which became formation that professional baseball, Amateur, student mingle and symbolize new the Japan National Baseball Team is curtain raising in 3 successive victories. It became good sailing of good omen.

On November 5, 2013, it is beginning of new life SAMURAI JAPAN
On November 6, 2013, all generations become one at last
On November 7, 2013 to day before game, iza Taipei
On November 8, 2013, Warm-up Game begins at last
On November 9, 2013, we win 2 straight victories in come-from-behind victory
On November 10, 2013, team is Warm-up Game 3 successive victory in one
SAMURAI JAPAN which finished fight on November 11, 2013
On November 22, 2013, Hiroki Kokubo national team coach interviews

2013.10 Kokubo Japan organization

Kokubo Japan start! To world's best recapture

 On October 9, 2013, Hiroki Kokubo was decided for supervision of the Japan National Baseball Team "SAMURAI JAPAN" Top Team, and appointment press conference was held.
 In addition, in November, players of Top Team and all 8 categories including under generation gathered in a hall, and Solidarity type was performed in all new life SAMURAI JAPAN generations, and the distance to recapture started the Japan National Baseball Team world's most.

On October 9, 2013, Hiroki Kokubo takes office as new director
On October 9, 2013, it is Hiroki Kokubo SAMURAI JAPAN national team coach appointment press conference video
Interview video Solidarity-type on November 6, 2013 in all new life "SAMURAI JAPAN" generations

2013.03 2013
WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™

February 10, 2017

All games of "2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™" to be live broadcasted on J SPORTS as well as other games such as warm-up games

January 28, 2017

2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™ Kosuke Tanaka added to players

January 24, 2017

27 players for “2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™”announced – Aiming to become a good defensive team centering on pitchers

January 24, 2017

Samurai Japan members to play in “2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™”

January 24, 2017

Terrestrial live broadcasting of “Tokyo pool for 1st and 2nd rounds in “2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™ presented by ASAHI SUPERDRY”

January 24, 2017

Supporting companies of warm-up games in Tokyo pool for 1st and 2nd rounds in “2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™”

January 16, 2017

“WBC Supporters Goods” containing a “2017 WBC High Quality Replica Uniform” and other goods are now on sale

December 21, 2016

Norichika Aoki joins the team for 2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™

December 20, 2016

18 players to play in 2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC

December 16, 2016

Overview of the tickets for 1st and 2nd rounds of 2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™ and for WBC Warm-up Games

December 7, 2016

Samurai Japan will play a practice game with Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in next February

December 1, 2016

Defending champion the Dominican Republic named a 50-man preliminary roster including MLB players

November 21, 2016

Experienced 28 players of South Korea National Team for the 2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™ announced

September 26, 2016

Two the fourth WBC preliminary one point of consecutive defeats… Dream of Brazilian representative is broken

September 26, 2016

Israel grabbed its first ticket to WBC! A total of 16 teams will play in the championship

September 25, 2016

2017 WBC Preliminary Round opens in Brooklyn! Israel moves a step closer to the final qualifying round!

September 23, 2016

Samurai Japan Uniform for the “promised” 2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™ to win back the world’s No.1 position with a sense of responsibility

September 23, 2016

Official EC website of 2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™ opened

September 23, 2016

Samurai Japan Uniform for 2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™

September 21, 2016

4th WBC Preliminary Round: Brazil aiming to win the last spot for its second consecutive appearance at WBC

August 2, 2016

Way to world's best recapture to finally begin! WBC1 next round of next March faces Cuba, China, Australia in Tokyo Dome!

August 2, 2016

Tokyo pool for the 1st and 2nd rounds of 2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™

July 17, 2016

Samurai Japan will engage in a training camp in November and play four games against the Mexico National Team and the Netherlands National Team in "actual game mode"

March 22, 2016

2017 WBC will be Mexico’s fourth consecutive appearance at the championship! Colombia will make a debut!

March 19, 2016

2017 WBC Preliminary Round –Mexico vs. Panama– has started!

February 24, 2016

Overall interview with Naoyuki Simizu (pitching coach for New Zealand National Team) for the preliminary round of the 4th WBC

February 15, 2016

Winning the hitting battle, Australia National Team enjoys 3 successive wins without a lost game. The team is now ready for WBC!

February 14, 2016

2017 WBC Australia Preliminary Round has started!

February 5, 2016

Interviewing Naoyuki Shimizu (pitching coach for New Zealand National Team) for the preliminary round of the 4th WBC

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