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[1/7/2014] General NPB News and Notes

by on Jan.07, 2014 @ 11:46 pm, under NPB, Samurai Japan

The NPB announced a number of personnel changes on Monday, effective January 1:

  • Osamu Ino - Chief Umpire to Adviser, Baseball Rules Committee
  • Masato Tomoyose - Senior Umpiring Crew Chief to Chief Umpire
  • Kenjiro Kato - Yakult Swallows Public Relations to Samurai Japan Division Chief

Source: Sanspo 1/7/2014

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Samurai Japan manager Hiroki Kokubo will visit all twelve teams during spring camp.  He plans to begin with Rakuten on February 1.

Source: Sanspo 1/7/2014

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Former Central League chairman Hajime Toyokura died of pneumonia in a Tokyo hospital on December 30, 2013.  He was eighty-six.  A wake will be held on the 9th, memorial services on the 10th.

Source: Sponichi 1/7/2014