Atsunori Inaba could become an OF/base-running coach or batting coach for Samurai Japan. Kazuyoshi Tatsunami is also a batting coach candidate. The two could end up being joint batting coaches.
Source: Sponichi 10/11/2013
Hiroki Kokubo's upcoming schedule:
- watch the first game of First Stage of the Climax Series at Seibu Dome
- watch all three games of the Final Stage of the Climax Series at Kleenex Stadium
- various TV and radio guest appearances
Source: Sports Hochi 10/11/2013
For the roster that will be playing three international games against Taiwan in November, the NPB selected about ten candidates from each of the twelve NPB teams. Player eligibility (health, conditioning) was confirm by contacting teams. Kokubo is now in the process of narrowing down available candidates for the final roster.
Among the names on the NPB's lists: Seiichi Uchikawa, Yuya Hasegawa, Sho Nakata, Shohei Otani.
Source: Nikkan Sports 10/11/2013