The details are a little hard to come by, but apparently there's a tournament going on in Nettuno, Italy involving teams from Australia, Japan, Korea, Mexico (2 teams), Italy (3 teams), Fresno, San Deigo, and Taiwan for players between 14 and 15 years of age.
At this point, I have only been able to track down information on Japan, and even then, that information is pretty spotty.
Today's Sanspo reports that Japan beat Italy 4-0, but was also beaten by Taiwan 10-5.
A Sanspo article from the 8th mentions that Japan beat Fresno 10-0 in a game that was called after 6 innings (accounting for the second win).
For those interested in learning more about the tournament, you can check this link.
Incidentally, this is not the same as the World Youth Baseball Championships that will be taking place later this month in Chinese Taipei.
=== 8/13/2009 Update @ 3:03pm JST
This Sanspo article published on 8/11 states that Japan beat Mexico 7-0 and Italy 11-1 on the 10th. A 4-1 record put them in second place.
This Yomiuri article published on 8/12 mentions that Mexico beat Japan 11-1 in a called game on the 11th.
A Sanspo article published today says that Japan finished in third place after beating Korea, 5-1. Mexico finished in first after beating Taiwan, 10-0.
I'm guessing this means Mexico finished in first, followed by Taiwan, and then Japan.
=== 8/25/2009 Update @ 8:03pm JST
I managed to track down some more information.
Here the Team Japan's roster that competed in tournament.
|1||Akira Nasa||奈佐 晃||Boys Kyoto Fighters|
|2||Jumpei Ogino||荻野 純平||Chiku Nishitamiya Boys|
|3||Shogo Hamada||濱田 祥伍||Ohta Shark Boys|
|4||Daisuke Kobashi||小橋 大祐||Okayama Dragon Boys|
|5||Kenta Hiroto||廣戸 健太||Kanagawa Boys Club|
|6||Hiroki Matsumoto||松本 浩希||Chukyo Emperor Boys|
|8||Jinya Kataoka||片岡 迅也||Tatsuno Boys|
|9||Teiga Kasahara||柳原 一成||Suwa Dream Boys|
|10||Yuji Toda||戸田 勇次||Shiba Boys Rito|
|11||Keita Nakatami||中谷 佳太||Tottori Crown Boys|
|12||Tatsuhiro Tamura||田村 龍弘||All Sayama Boys|
|13||Kaishu Takahashi||高橋 快舟||Gifu Victory Boys|
|14||Yuta Takayama||高山 裕太||Honjo New Yankees Boys|
|15||Taketo Sakai||酒井 武人||Fuji Boys|
|17||Kazunari Nonaka||野中 一成||Usa Boys|
|19||Keishi Nakamura||中村 圭志||Soin Blue Nine Boys|
|20||Ikki Ozeki||尾関 一旗||Higashi Yodogawa Boys|
The tournament consisted of two groups:
Frenso, Italy, Mexico Rojo, Taiwan, Selezione Lazio (Italy), Japan
San Diego, Alameda, Mexico Verde, Australia, Futura (Italy), Korea
The scores from the tournament:
Selezione Lazio 10 - Italy 7
San Deigo 11 - Futura Baseball 4
Taiwan 15 - Mexico Rojo 6
Korea 17 - Australia 4
Japan 10 - Fresno 0
Mexico Verde 8 - Alameda 0
Mexico Rojo 6 - Italy 5
Korea 7 - Alameda 2
Taiwan 11 - Selezione Lazio 1
Mexico Verde 13 - Australia 0
Mexico Rojo 5 - Selezione Lazio 2
Mexico Verde 13 - Korea 10
Taiwan 21 - Italy 0
Alameda 7 - Australia 2
Japan 4 - Italy 0
San Diego 16 - Alameda 11
Taiwan 10 - Fresno 5
Australia 10 - Futura 3
Taiwan 10 - Japan 5
Sen Diego 12 - Australia 3
Fresno 13 - Italy 3
Alameda 10 - Futura 3
Japan 7 - Mexico Rojo 0
Korea 5 - San Diego 5
Fresno 6 - Selezione Lazio 3
Mexico Verde 10 - Futura 0
Fresno 14 - Mexico Rojo 10
Korea 18 - Futura 0
Japan 11 - Selezione Lazio 1
Mexico Verde 17 - San Diego 8
Futura 5 - Italy 4
Australia 22 - Selezione Lazio 10
Mexico Rojo 5 - Alameda 4
Fresno 11 - San Deigo 6
Mexico Verde 11 - Japan 1
Taiwan 9 - Korea 5
Third Place Qualifier
Japan 5 - Korea 1
Mexico Verde 10 - Taiwan 0