The NPB held an owner's meeting and a general meeting of members in Tokyo today. They confirmed that the fiscal year 2011 (October 2011 to September 2012) will end 2,005,790,000 yen in the black for the first time in six years.
The reasons for ending in the black included the money DeNA payed in order to become the owner of the Bay Stars and sponsorship money the NPB received for the Nippon Series last year.
There was also a discussion on how future commissioners should be selected. Opinions were mixed so talks will continue. And Orix owner Yoshihiko Miyauchi was officially selected owner meeting speaker for 2013.
The Japan High School Baseball Federation (JHBF) held a national meeting today. Among the issues discussed included the relaxing the requirements necessary to earn a high school coaching license for retired professional players.
According to the JHBF, during the last coaching license meeting on November 12, professional players were asking to allow former players that option to earn a special high school instructor license by taking a five-hour training course. While some members of the JHBF liked the idea of giving high school a chance to work with former players, others were concerned about who would take responsibility if someone got hurt.
The JHBF is hoping to come up with some sort of decision by the Pro/Amateur Restoration Committee Meeting on December 18.
Source: Nikkan Sports 11/30/2012