The Route Inn Baseball Challenge League and the Shikoku Island League plus held a press conference on Monday to announce the establishment of The Japan Association of Independent Professional Baseball League (IPBL Japan). IPBL Japan will be the official contact for independent leagues in Japan.
Chairman: Makoto Kagiyama (Shikoku Island League plus CEO)
Vice Chairman: Tetsuji Murayama (Route Inn Baseball Challenge League Representative)
Executive Director: Yasuomi Iijima (Shinano Grandserows Executive Vice President)
Managing Director: Takanori Kozaki (Shikoku Island League plus Director/Kagawa Olive Guyners Acting Owner)