The 12 NPB teams announced during the owner meetings on Thursday that they (the NPB) plan to participate in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. They still need the JPBPA's approval/acceptance for their announcement to actually mean anything -- the players association will be holding an official's meeting on 12/6 and a general player's meeting on 12/8.
- They confirmed that they will begin the process of making the NPB a General Incorporated Association (一般社団法人) in early January. They were also given an update on the documents that have been created so far.
- Chunichi Dragons' owner Bungo Shirai will be chairman of the owner meetings next season.