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PL News and Notes: January 2, 2012

by on Jan.03, 2012 @ 2:12 am, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Atsunori Inaba took some BP at a batting center in Toyoyama, Aichi on Monday (88 pitches).  The batting center was one he used to frequent when he was in elementary school.  It is also known as a place Ichiro used to frequent during his youth baseball playing days.


Hideki Kuriyama flew to Tokyo from Kuriyama, Hokkaido on Monday and told reporters that he spent two days shoveling snow.

Seibu Lions

Hisanobu Watanabe, Kazuhisa Makita, and Shogo Akiyama attended a talk session at the Seibu department store in Tokorozawa on Monday.


Takeya Nakamura and Takumi Kuriyama made appearances at Shinagawa Prince Hotel in Tokyo on Monday for a talk session.  Kuriyama spoke about how it felt nice to workout on January 1 while Nakamura told fans he played catch at home with his son.

Chiba Lotte Marines

1st round draft pick Takahiro Fujioka held a talk session at QVC Marine Field on Monday.  About 8000 fans attended the event.