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World Baseball circumstances and connection with Japan

140 countries and areas join world baseball softball league (WBSC) established in 2013. Although baseball is becoming a sport that is enjoyed around the world, there is little information regarding baseball outside of Japan and the United States, and there is not much coverage in Japan on baseball other that played in these two countries. This section introduces you to the wider world of baseball through conversations with Japanese coaches and baseball-related personnel.

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June 27, 2017

"World Baseball" Naoyuki Shimizu's World Baseball Challenge - New Zealand Diary "Dinner party at the prime minister's official residence"

June 23, 2017

"World Baseball" Baseball in Nepal, a country that faces the Himalayan Mountains to its north. Report #28 "A circle of friendship widened by sports"

June 23, 2017

"World Baseball" Republic of Palau - Revive the Spirit of South Pacific "Yakyu"- "Kochi Fighting Dogs visit"

June 22, 2017

"World Baseball" Challenges and struggles of baseball in Serbia - various circumstances of baseball in Vulcan "Here are baseball teams in Serbia"

June 20, 2017

"World Baseball" Japanese instructor’s challenge "First professional baseball player from the baseball world in Hong Kong"

June 19, 2017

"World Baseball" Step by step with baseball in Kenya - Young Japanese manager/former independent leaguer strives! "What is baseball in Kenya?"

June 16, 2017

"World Baseball" Baseball kids' exciting youth in Africa! Baseball in Tanzania - Road to "KOSHIEN" "Various perspectives"

June 15, 2017

"World Baseball" Naoyuki Shimizu's World Baseball Challenge - New Zealand Diary "World Masters Games 2017"

June 12, 2017

"World Baseball" A baseball story that has been passed on in Sri Lanka - The shining dream of baseball in Sri Lanka "The starting point of baseball in Sri Lanka"

June 9, 2017

"World Baseball" Japanese instructor’s challenge - Hong Kong national baseball team "Last day of Fukamatsu International Cup"

June 7, 2017

"World Baseball" Baseball in Nepal, a country that faces the Himalayan Mountains to its north. Report #27 "Trying in Hokkaido"

June 5, 2017

"World Baseball" Step by step with baseball in Kenya - Young Japanese manager/former independent leaguer strives! "How I became Kenyan national team manager"

[19th Edition]

An online column written by Mr. Naoyuki Shimizu, former ace pitcher for the Chiba Lotte Marines. Mr. Naoyuki Shimizu is currently the assistant general manager and representative supervising coach of the New Zealand Baseball Federation.

June 27, 2017 Prime Minister's office dinner
June 15, 2017 world Masters games 2017
From April 13, 2017 New Zealand to Japan
We thank teacher on March 30, 2017
Administration of international meeting to think about from WBC on March 24, 2017
February 17, 2017 WBSC U-18 World Cup Oceania preliminary vol.2
February 13, 2017 WBSC U-18 World Cup Oceania preliminary vol.1
February 8, 2017 [the 28th] "Japan baseball classroom in NZ 2017"
November 17, 2016 [the 27th] "2017 world Masters games in Auckland"
September 30, 2016 [the 26th] "NZ representative U-15 World Cup postscript Vol.2"
September 21, 2016 [the 25th] "NZ representative U-15 World Cup postscript Vol.1"
July 20, 2016 [the 24th] "NZ U-15 team reinforcement exercise Vol.2"
June 22, 2016 [the 23rd] "NZ U15 representative team reinforcement exercise Vol.1"
May 23, 2016 [the 22nd] "Oakland Japan Day 2016"
May 12, 2016 [the 21st] "WBC preliminary meeting local last report and boss"
April 15, 2016 [the 20th] "WBC preliminary meeting field report Vol.4"
March 18, 2016 [the 19th] "WBC preliminary meeting field report Vol.3"
March 9, 2016 [the 18th] "WBC preliminary meeting field report Vol.2"
March 4, 2016 [the 17th] "WBC preliminary meeting field report"
February 24, 2016 [extra] fourth WBC preliminary meeting, Rerview interview
February 5, 2016 [extra] fourth WBC preliminary meeting, interview just before that
"We challenge" on January 27, 2016 [the 16th]
November 24, 2015 [the 15th] "WBC preliminary"
October 13, 2015 [the 14th] "project"
August 24, 2015 [the thirteenth] "challenge"
August 3, 2015 [the twelfth] "fusion"
July 9, 2015 [the eleventh] "wanting to be conscious"
With June 24, 2015 [the tenth] "activity"
"It is softer than baseball" on June 9, 2015 [the ninth]
May 22, 2015 [8th] "trial" (12 U NZ)
May 11, 2015 [the seventh] "leader"
April 23, 2015 [6th] "NZ National Championship"
April 6, 2015 [the fifth] "daily exercises"
March 18, 2015 [the fourth] "defence"
February 27, 2015 [3rd] "New Zealand baseball lesson of Japan."
February 6, 2015 [the second] "Oceania preliminary"
"Let's tell baseball in Japan to New Zealand" on January 22, 2015 [the first]

New Zealand

Commonly known as the Diamondblacks" The team played in the qualifying rounds of the 2013 World Baseball Classic. The team won two games but were knocked out when they lost their final game. In the spring of 2014, Mr. Naoyuki Shimizu was named the assistant general manager and representative supervising coach of the New Zealand Baseball Federation.

Confederation or Federation Name Baseball Confederation of Oceania (BCO)
Competition Results Knocked out in the qualifying rounds of the 2013 World Baseball Classic
Ranked 15th in the II 15U Baseball World Cup in 2014

- Baseball in Nepal, a country that faces the Himalayan Mountains to its north.

Nepal is a country that faces the Himalayas to its north. The Himalayas include the world's highest peak, Mount Everest. This series of reports covers the struggles and efforts of the people striving for the development of baseball in the highland country of Nepal with a population of 26 million.

Ring of friendship to widen by sports on June 23, 2017
June 7, 2017 27th "challenge in Hokkaido"
April 18, 2017 26th "the thirteenth BFA Nishi Asia baseball meet 2017 vol.2"
April 4, 2017 25th "the thirteenth BFA Nishi Asia baseball meet 2017 vol.1"
February 14, 2017 24th "challenge from the world last place"
February 9, 2017 [the 23rd] "representative training camp"
February 3, 2017 [the 22nd] "visit to Japan of Nepalese coach"
January 10, 2017 [the 21st] "representative from Nepal team"
December 28, 2016 [the 20th] "another WBC"
December 16, 2016 [the 19th] "U15 baseball meet in Nepal"
November 25, 2016 [the 18th] "the world aims at Tokyo" "new program of NHK
The October 7, 2016 [the 17th] "baseball and Olympics in Nepal"
October 4, 2016 [the 16th] "rainy season in Nepal"
August 22, 2016 [the 15th] "support of Tohoku Rakuten Eagles in Nepal"
The June 13, 2016 [the 14th] "baseball spread to Nepalese living in Japan"
May 19, 2016 [the thirteenth] "faith that we saw in baseball office of stricken area"
May 2, 2016 [the twelfth] "reconstruction aid baseball meet in Nepal"
April 4, 2016 [the eleventh] "problem common throughout baseball developing country"
March 17, 2016 [the tenth] from "Nepal to Japan"
To the March 14, 2016 [the ninth] "further baseball spread"
Tangle and exploring ... to February 11, 2016 [baseball Nepal of Nishi Asia] - baseball spread
February 9, 2016 [baseball Nepal of Nishi Asia] - baseball * meru problem and trouble ~
February 2, 2016 [6th] "time when it has begun to work"
January 7, 2016 [the fifth] "postponement of reconstruction aid baseball meet"
October 15, 2015 [the fourth] "baseball instructor, activity in Nepal"
August 21, 2015 [3rd] "rose color stock of baseball in Nepal"
June 2, 2015 [the second] from "hope to despair"
The April 20, 2015 [the first] "present conditions of baseball in Nepal"

Nepal

Baseball started to spread around the country from 1999 and approximately 17 years later, the number of players playing baseball has increased to roughly 300. The Nepal Baseball Federation (NBF) was officially founded in 2010. The Nepali national team is aiming to participate in the preliminaries if baseball and softball return as official competitions in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Confederation or Federation Name Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA)
Competition Results Participated in the 2011 SAARC Baseball Championship.

Revive “; "yakyu" of the South Seas soul

Ryosuke Ohba who aims at re-revival of baseball, improvement of human being power through baseball as Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers baseball member in Palau. We send the present conditions of baseball in Palau and state of activity for solution to the problem.

The Republic of Palau

Baseball comes by Mr. Japanese Kono motoji in the 1920s. Baseball develops more after having become Japanese mandate after World War I. In late years other sports gain power, too, and baseball popularity declines little by little. Ryosuke Ohba starts for the new post as Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers baseball member from July, 2015 approximately 100 years after baseball start. We continue being active aiming at re-revival of baseball in Palau.

Confederation or Federation Name Baseball Confederation of Oceania (BCO)
Competition Results 2007 Pacific game gold medal
2011 Pacific game bronze medal

Challenge and tangle Balkan baseball circumstances this and that of baseball in Serbia

Baseball that developed before we participated in international meeting from club team birth for approximately 20 years in Serbia.
We send current baseball circumstances from beginning of baseball in Serbia.

Serbia

The history of baseball in Serbia is superficial, and it is about 1996 that the first club team was born. As for the competition population that five club team competes in domestic league, but child included now after 20 years, developing with around 300 still more. Representative team wins the championship in European championship pool C in 2016 and is promoted to pool B. We dream of the Olympics and participation to WBC. Representative of high school passes to twice and camps in Japan, and being connected with Japan is deep.

Confederation or Federation Name Federation of baseball in Europe (CEB)
Competition Results 2016 Europe championship pool C championship

Baseball in Kenya, it is strenuous effort of director former independence leaguer Japanese young man step by step!

*taniyasakishi where achievement hurt shoulder in Independent League, and retired, but went over to Kenya concerning work of father, and was entrusted with domestic baseball development. We tell about domestic meeting and thought toward African cup.

Kenya

Baseball is conveyed by JICA Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers and dismantles by having come off from Olympics item although there was existence of national team until BEIJING OLYMPIC. However, baseball is incorporated in class of physical education of domestic junior high school Senior High School, and popularity is high. Women's baseball is in particular prosperous, too. Activity of national team reopens from 2016. We aim at Olympics again.

Confederation or Federation Name Association of baseball, softball in Africa

Hot youth of African boy who plays baseball! Way to Tanzanian baseball "KOSHIEN"

Mr. Nagao Kosuke who is active as Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers physical education member in Tanzania.
We send days of youth of children growing up through challenge of baseball in Tanzania and baseball vigorously!

Tanzania

In 2012, baseball is conveyed by Japanese. By cooperation, support from many people in Tanzanian inside and outside the country, spread of baseball activity is continued. Idea of baseball in Tanzania aims at cause, baseball of "rules, respect, Seigi" and upbringing of human resources pulling Africa and the world as "person". We tell their growth and days of challenge to everybody here.

Confederation or Federation Name
Competition Results

Dream ... of story ... brilliant baseball of inherited Sri Lanka baseball in Sri Lanka

Column by Yagi Kazuya who is active as baseball member as baseball member of Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers in Sri Lanka. We send state of story of baseball in Sri Lanka and current baseball in Sri Lanka, future dream.

Sri Lanka

Kazuhisa Ueda is dispatched as JICA Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers baseball member in 2002 and founds the Sri Lankan first national team. We participated in the fifth Asian Cup of the same year. We win the championship at third place winning a prize, the twelfth Nishi Asian Cup of 2016 with the eleventh East Asia cup of 2015, and development of baseball, increase of contestant continue.

Confederation or Federation Name Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA)
Competition Results The twelfth Nishi Asian Cup championship others

Asian Championship challenge of director Indonesia

We send exclusive note of "Japanese director" making an effort for baseball development as leader of participation country except Japan locally.

Assimilation with baseball environment that is high on June 2, 2017
April 24, 2017 graduation trip and baseball Bali
Federation of February 26, 2017 Indonesia amateur baseball personnel affairs revision (leader and organization)
It is run Indonesian representative team on 2017 on February 21, 2017
Each top program on February 16, 2017 for 2,017 years for baseball in Indonesia
The February 10, 2017 2017 Indonesia representative national team prospects
The baseball decline that "baseball strength of a nation" ranking assessment system brings on February 1, 2017
The fact of the baseball decline by January 25, 2017 international meeting holding inability
January 19, 2017 delinquency drug prevention charge caravan
January 16, 2017 Fu X Bic baseball caravan Jakarta edition
January 6, 2017 baseball lesson and stretch class
December 26, 2016 meeting result and selection result
December 15, 2016 country club team meeting Vol.4 (purpose of meeting)
December 8, 2016 country club team meeting Vol.3 (Sun i friendship international goodwill)
November 29, 2016 country club team meeting Vol.2 (value-added offer)
November 24, 2016 country club team meeting holding (Indonesian representative team player selection)
About November 24, 2016 World Baseball Classic preliminary
The November 16, 2016 19th Indonesia National Athletic Meet general comment
October 25, 2016 19th Indonesia National Athletic Meet holding
October 11, 2016 Fu X Bic baseball caravan Surabaya edition
Introduction ... of October 5, 2016 eleventh BFA U-18 Asian Championship Vol.5 - stretching trainer
September 27, 2016 eleventh BFA U-18 Asian Championship Vol.4
September 15, 2016 eleventh BFA U-18 Asian Championship Vol.3
September 13, 2016 eleventh BFA U-18 Asian Championship Vol.2
September 13, 2016 eleventh BFA U-18 Asian Championship Vol.1
To representative from August 30, 2016 U18 Indonesia reinforcement exercise - Taiwan
July 19, 2016 eleventh BFA U-18 Asia championship participation
Finish the Class Fukaya hardball baseball department baseball training on July 5, 2016
June 16, 2016 Fu X Bic baseball kyarabambandun - latter part ...
June 15, 2016 Fu X Bic baseball kyarabambandun - first part ...
June 7, 2016 Golden Baseball Club baseball lesson
May 6, 2016 baseball caravan start
March 25, 2016 Indonesia representative 2016 Asian Games reinforcement project start
Challenge to December 14, 2015 amateur baseball
Relations with December 9, 2015 softball
I do not need upbringing of Japanese player in baseball movement - foreign country on December 4, 2015
We continue drinking muddy water on December 2, 2015 and lead to correction
Introduction of November 30, 2015 license system
Authority and power of first finger guide local on October 26, 2015
How do you spread baseball in domestic school on October 16, 2015?
October 13, 2015 Indonesia baseball improvement and development project
Having to be careful as foreign director on October 6, 2015
Fate and duty as director representative from October 5, 2015 Indonesia foreigner
The September 30, 2015 27th Asian Baseball Championship Indonesia representative general comment (the latter part)
The September 28, 2015 27th Asian Baseball Championship Indonesia representative general comment (the first part)
September 24, 2015 27th Asian Baseball Championship China international match
Two national anthems that Asian Baseball Championship is special on the 27th on September 22, 2015
Challenge to September 20, 2015 27th Asian Baseball Championship Pakistan representative
Without one misfortune going away on September 19, 2015; again for one misfortune, the 27th Asia championship
We search about Indonesian body on September 17, 2015
Player selection of representative from September 15, 2015 Indonesia national team
September 14, 2015 sponsor acquisition and instruction from Indonesia
September 10, 2015 Indonesia, participation in a war to international meeting

Indonesia

We are representative and continue strengthening while financial difficulties continuing after 2009, and being engaged earnestly in search for national team coach oneself sponsor.

Confederation or Federation Name Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA)
Competition Results 2009 Asian Cup championship others

Uganda

In 1989, baseball is conveyed by American propagator. Based on request of association of baseball, baseball member of Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers is active for the spread of instruction of player and baseball from 2006. We aim at it being Africa champion now while Ugandan association of baseball, each local team, baseball member, Kazuhiro Nagatani being united, and stretching out good place of building up "Uganda baseball" that put Japan and Ugandan good points together and Uganda baseball.

Confederation or Federation Name Association of baseball, softball in Africa (ABSA)
Competition Results

Fiji

Fijian baseball softball association starts in 2000. Mr. inoke which is member of baseball spread of associations tries for the spread, development activity of baseball alone around capital Suva. First long-term JICA Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers baseball member, Masaru Shirakawa Yutaka increases in October, 2014 and stares at happier lifestyle triggered by baseball in tandem.

Confederation or Federation Name Baseball Confederation of Oceania (BCO)
Competition Results 2003.2007.2011 age Pacific game participation

Thailand

Federation of Thailand amateur baseball (ABAT) starts in 1992.
We form the nation's first Little League team in 2001. We competed with the Philippines next to Asia a little over four, but record the past the fifth-worst place with held East Asia cup in 2015. We lay emphasis on upbringing, and expectation is sublimed into birth of player pulling future baseball in Thailand now.

Confederation or Federation Name Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA)
Competition Results Meeting championship others Southeastern Asian for 2,007 years

Pakistan

By Mr. Shah acting as federation of baseball's chairperson in Pakistan, baseball begins to spread now in Pakistan in 1992. We win silver medal by international baseball championship in Thailand in 1996. We participate in many international meetings positively and lay emphasis on Nishi Asia baseball development afterwards.

Confederation or Federation Name Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA)
Competition Results 2015 twelfth Asia baseball cup
(Western Division) championship others

France

It is known even that Yoshio Yoshida acted as supervision for 1989 through 1995. Mr. Eric Gagnier who left save record in MLBs takes office as director from 2013. The fourth held WBC misses preliminary defeat and participation in 2017, but baseball contestants continue increasing, and future development is expected.

Confederation or Federation Name Federation of baseball in Europe (CEB)
Competition Results 2014 Europe baseball championship fifth place others

U-18 Age Range rival national affairs feeling

"The 27th WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup." U-18 player of each country which fought successfully through fierce fight, and obtained seat of representative. What kind of environment did they work on baseball in? We introduce baseball circumstances of U-18 Age Range in participation country.

Baseball in Europe

Samurai Japan prepares for games with the European Team on Tuesday, March 10 and Wednesday, March 11. Although the European Team consists of players from various countries such as the Netherlands and Italy, the circumstances surrounding baseball differ from country to country. Baseball journalist Hirokazu Yokoo unveils the hidden situation surrounding baseball in European countries!

Property which interview Yoshio Yoshida left in particular

An interview with Mr. Yoshio Yoshida who managed the France National Team for 7 years. Yoshida talked about the background behind his assuming of the position as well as his experience and contribution to baseball in Europe.

France

In 1924, the "Fédération Française de Baseball et Softball" (FFBS) was founded. From 1989 to 1995, Mr. Yoshio Yoshida served as the manager of the national team. We participate in the first international baseball meet of 2014 in France (Yoshida challenge) as host country and we achieve preliminary league clean score, First Runner-Up and in late years touch power.

Confederation or Federation Name Confederation of European Baseball (CEB)
Competition Results Knocked out in the preliminary round of the 2013 World Baseball Classic
Finished fifth in the 2014 European Championship Seniors
Finished second place in the 2014 France International Baseball Tournament (Yoshida Challenge)

Expect for baseball of interview WBSC furakkari chairperson baseball strength of a nation No1 in Japan especially

At the press conference held on January 19, the 1st WBSC Premier 12 Professional held in 2015 was briefly described. Mr. Riccardo Fraccari, Chairman of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), gave an overview of the event and what he expects from Japan for the globalization of baseball.

WBSC

World baseball softball league (WBSC) is world unification group of baseball and softball established by unification of international federation of baseball (IBAF) and federation of international softball (ISF) to become each forerunner in 2013. WBSC manages premium 12, WBC, all international meetings including Baseball World Cup, and match area with 141 countries, and 208 leagues join.

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