The NPB announced the following alternates for the All-Star roster:
Daiki Enokida (Hanshin; left elbow pain) - Shinji Tajima (Chunichi; first appearance)
Yuki Karakawa (Lotte; right elbow inflammation) - Takahiro Shiomi (Rakuten; first appearance)
NOTE: according to Section 86 of the Baseball Agreement, Enokida and Karakawa will not be allowed back onto the active roster until ten games after the All-Star break.
UPDATE @ 5:30pm - Morimichi Takagi told reporters he will decide on his Game 1 starter after watching how Kenta Maeda (Hiroshima) pitches tonight. His condition after the game will also play a part since he would be making the start on two days of rest. Source: Sports Hochi Osaka 7/17/2012
UPDATE @ 5:36pm - Hideki Kuriyama told reporters today that Yuki Saito will start Game 1 and Mitsuo Yoshikawa will start Game 2. Source: Sports Hochi 7/17/2012
UPDATE @ 8:33pm - Tajima is the first Chunichi rookie to make the All-Star squad since Kosuke Fukudome in 1999. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/17/2012