The First Samurai Japan Summit took place in Naha, Okinawa on the 10th.
- A new position, Technical Director, was created. The Technical Director will be responsible for pulling all the different levels of Samurai Japan together. Duties will include: creating a vision for Japanese baseball and working to realize it; evaluating amateur talent and assisting with selections for pro/amateur mixed teams; providing Top Team Manager Hiroki Kokubo with assistance; and scouting talent on a global scale. Yoshitaka Katori was named Technical Director.
- The Japan Baseball Marketing Committee was renamed to the Japan Baseball Management Committee (JBMC).
The Samurai Japan schedule for 2014 was also released.
|Top Team||Hiroki Kokubo||2014 Baseball Challenge||Japan||November|
|Amateur||Hirotami Kojima||17th Asian Games||Korea||9/21-28|
|21U||TBD||1st IBAF 21U Baseball World Cup||Taiwan||11/7-16|
|University||Tatsuya Yoshinami||27th Haarlem Baseball Week||Netherlands||7/11-20|
|18U||TBD||IBAF 18U Baseball World Cup Asia Qualifier||Thailand||9/1-7|
|15U||Yoshitaka Katori||2nd IBAF 15U Baseball World Cup||Mexico||8/1-10|
|12U||TBD||IBAF 12U Baseball World Cup||Philippines||7/25-28|
|Women's||Koichi Okura||6th IBAF Women's Baseball World Cup||Miyazaki||9/1-7|
Soruku Yagisawa (69) will be named new board chairman for the Japan Baseball Promotion Association. He will be taking over for the late Toru Mori.
Source: Sponichi 2/11/2014