NPB Commissioner Katsuhiko Kumazaki told reporters on Monday that Samurai Japan will most likely face a team from Europe during an international two-game series at Tokyo Dome on March 10 and 11. The European team will be made up of players from countries like the Netherlands, Italy, and France that play in various European or Japanese leagues. European MLB players are not expected to participate.
The NPB will send umpires Kengo Iwashita and Yuta Suyama to the Umpire School in Vero Beach, Florida. They will be there from January 7 until February 4.
Source: Sports Hochi 1/6/2014