Saibi High School baseball manager Masanori Joko died of bile duct cancer earlier today at 9:15am at a hospital in Toon, Ehime. He was sixty-seven.
According to people close to the situation, Joko had to be hospitalized when his condition worsened in mid-August. He appeared to be okay in July during the Ehime Tournament. He also made headlines last year as Tomohiro Anraku's manager.