=== 2/9/2010 12:02am JST
Seems the IBAF also wants to discus the timing of the WBC in relation to the IBAF Baseball World Cup. Both tournaments took place during the same calendar year in 2009 and I'm guessing the IBAF wants to try to avoid that from happening again.
=== 2/7/2010 10:35pm JST
The International Baseball Federation president Riccardo Fraccari was in Japan on Sunday, visiting NPB Commissioner Ryozo Kato. Fraccari was in Japan to request the help of the NPB in getting baseball back into the Olympics (which includes sending pro-level players into international competitions).
Fraccari will visit the US later this month to ask the heads of the MLB for their assistance as well.