The media learned yesterday that the Japan Student Baseball Association (JSBA) is currently thinking about delaying the start of the the Meiji Jingu Tournament.
The Nippon Series is scheduled to start on 11/12, the same day the Meiji Jingu Tournament is slated to begin. If the Yakult Swallows make it to the championships, they'll need access to Jingu Stadium. The JSBA is now considering a delay that would push the start of the 5-day Meiji Jingu Tournament back to 11/21.
If the JSBA goes through with the schedule change, it'll be a first in tournament history.