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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.

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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.

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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.