The first steering committee meeting for the 84th Spring Koshien was held in Osaka today. The following items were discussed / confirmed:
- The tournament will take place over a period of 12 days, beginning on 3/21
- 32 high schools will take part in the tournament - three 21st Century slots, one Jingu Tournament slot, one from Hokkaido, two from Tohoku, six from Kanto / Tokyo, two from Hokushinetsu, two from Tokai, six from Kinki, five from Chugoku / Shikoku, and four from Kyushu.
- Team selections will take place on 1/27 and brackets will be decided on 3/15. Both will take place at the Osaka Mainichi Shimbun offices.
- The also agreed to have Takayasu Okushima, chairman of the Japan High School Baseball Federation, send out a notice to all high school federations in the nation to take greater care in making sure playing conditions improve.
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