The Meikyukai converted from a corporation (株式会社) to a general incorporated association (一般社団法人) on February 13th. And earlier today in Tokyo, the group held their first board of directors meeting as an association. Since this was their first official meeting after the conversion, the group spent some time discussing some of their future plans, including an increase in the number of baseball clinics they hold for children.
Regarding the recent earthquakes that hit Northern Japan, Meikyukai board chairman Sadaharu Oh said, "I want to help liven up everyone's spirits, especially at a time like this when people are getting down. Nothing has been decided, but it's something we'll consider."