Samurai Japan announced that the amateur national team will be playing a practice game against the Ni-gun Chiba Lotte Marines on September 13 at Lotte Urawa Stadium. The game is scheduled to start at 13:30 (gates will open at 12:00) and admission will be free.
The amateur national team will also play three other practice games against Industrial League teams.
- September 12 against Honda at Honda
- September 15 against JX-ENEOS at JX-ENEOS
- September 16 against Toshiba at Toshiba
All three games are slated to start at 13:30
Source: official announcement
The Baseball Federation of Japan (BFJ) announced a roster change to the amateur national team.
- Junichi Katayama will be replace by Takuaki Iguchi due to left shoulder injury
The BFJ also posted a practice schedule for the team.
- September 14 - morning practices at Tokyo Gas field
- September 17 - morning practices at JX-ENEOS field