The Japan Student Baseball Association (JSBA) held an investigatory meeting today and decided to remand a punishment that was handed down to the manager of Kobayashi High School (Miyazaki) for testing potential students on their baseball skills as part of their entrance exams. While this is in violation of charter rules, the Japan High School Baseball Federation (JHBF) found, during a recent survey, that of the 192 high schools with sports courses, 29 planned to conduct skill tests during entrance exams for the 2012 school year (27 public and 2 private).
The JHBF has decided to go easy on the 29 schools since they felt it was their fault for not making charter rules clearer and have also allowed the schools to keep their plans intact for the 2012 school year. The JHBF also submitted a request to the JSBA asking that they remand their punishment of the manager of Kobayashi High School in light of the new facts.
UPDATE 12/15 @ 10:07pm - The JHBF decided today to retract their initial punishment for Kobayashi High School manager due to ignorance. The Federation also plans to round up board chairmen from all the high school baseball federations in January 2012 to confirm that testing is not included in any plans beginning in 2013.