Japan dropped their second game against Chinese Taipei and now have a 2-4 record.
Yoshito Uramoto started the game for Japan and took the loss. He allowed three runs (all earned) on 5 hits and 3 walks over 6.1 innings of work. Koji Hirose relieved Uramoto in the 7th inning but could not put out the fire and gave up 2 runs before finally ending the inning. Masayuki Harada and Shota Kizu combined to toss 2 shutout inning over the remainder of the game.
Takashi Tsubokura did the heavy lifting for Japan, going 2-for-4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI.
Japan will take on the Netherlands during their next game on the 17th.