According to Sponichi, assuming the JPBPA agrees to participate in the next World Baseball Classic, they will most likely hold training camp in Okinawa (one possibility is Okinawa Cellular Stadium Naha). Sponichi lists two reasons for this:
- Rounding players up will be easier since ten of twelve teams hold spring camp in Okinawa.
- They want to make sure Japanese MLB players are working out in a warm location.
Training camp for the WBC will likely take place in mid-February.
Past locations: Yahoo Dome in 2006 and Sun Marine Stadium in Miyazaki in 2009.