Sponichi is carrying an article about how the NPB dispatched 3 staff members to help Hanamaki Higashi High School and Yusei Kikuchi out with the media.
Hanamaki Higashi is planning a press conference on school grounds for (today and) tomorrow. School officials are concerned about the media frenzy and contacted the NPB for advice on how things should be handled. The NPB, in turn, sent 3 staff members to help out at the press conference.
The school did manage to get through a 12 camera, 100-reporter media frenzy on the 25th when Kikuchi declared his intentions but both sides agreed that it would be best for the NPB to provide some assistance..
The 3 staff members already visited the school today to discuss strategy on how to handle the media circus tomorrow.
Sending help to a school for help with media matters is a first for the NPB.