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by on Oct.29, 2009 @ 1:16 pm, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

...Fan Festival 2009 will take place at Sapporo Dome on November 21st.

There will be plenty of events to keep the fans entertained, including interviews with players, photo opps with players, signature booths, and a chance to high-five the players.

Fan club members will be able to apply beginning on November 3rd at 10am until November 5th at 11:59pm.  General applications will open on November 10th at 10am until November 11th at 11:59pm.

...Atsunori Inaba started up a program called the Inaba Jump Project back in June.  For every hit he collects, he donates 10,000yen to towards a children's lifesaving group that services the Sapporo and Kushiro area.  Inaba finished the year with 150 hits and presented the donation to the group during a press conference on Wednesday.

The Inaba Jump Project logo has recently been placed on the emergency helicopter used in transporting children during emergency situations.

Orix Buffaloes

...The Buffaloes announced that Masato Nishikawa had surgery to remove bone spurs in his right elbow on Wednesday.  The team expects him to be ready to throw again in about 2 months.

Other

...Kimiyasu Kudo appears to be leaning towards not attending the November tryouts.