The Samurai Japan coaches met at a hotel in Tokyo today. The spoke about the upcoming three-game series against Taiwan and confirmed notes on candidates for the roster. The meeting lasted about two hours.
Source: Nikkan Sports 10/25/2013
The pitching staff will likely be made up of ten NPB players and two amatuer players. Possible candidates include: Ryoma Matsuda (Hanshin), Tomoyuki Sugano (Yomiuri), Takahiro Norimoto (Rakuten), Yasuhiro Ogawa (Yakult), Yusuke Nomura (Hiroshima), Kodai Senga (Softbank), Daichi Osera (Kyushu Kyoritsu University/Hiroshima). Masahiro Tanaka (Rakuten) and Kenta Maeda (Hiroshima) may be asked, but will likely refuse.
Source: Daily Sports 10/25/2013
Motohiro Shima (Rakuten) will reportedly make the roster and be named captain.
Source: Sponichi 10/25/2013