Fukushima Prefecture is an associate member of the Baseball Challenge League (BC League). They are hoping to become full participants by establishing a team. An official announcement could be made within the next few days. If the prefecture can secure funding from a number of local companies, they could formally join the BC League in 2015.
The BC League is currently made up of teams from six prefectures: Gunma, Niigata, Nagano, Toyama, Ishikawa, and Fukui. Saitama was announced as a new addition at the end of last year. If Fukushima makes it into the fray, the league could field eight teams in 2015.
Source: Nikkan Sports 5/13/2014