Team Japan began workouts at the Kanagawa Institute of Technology baseball field in Atsugi, Kanagawa on Wednesday. Their first day of practice last about 3 hours and included fielding and batting practice. Yuki Saito worked on long throws while Hirokazu Sawamura spent time in the bullpen.
Tamotsu Enomoto (manager) told reporters that he plans on using Saito as the main cog in the rotation.
Japan's WUBC team will play practice games against Industrial league teams between the 23rd and 25th. And on the 26th, they'll take on the NPB Fresh All-Stars.