Notes about the schedule:
- Six games will be played on opening day. Seibu at Yomiuri, Nippon Ham at Yakult, Orix at Yokohama, Softbank at Chunichi, Rakuten at Hanshin, and Lotte at Hiroshima.
- One team will play eighteen games, nine at home and nine on the road.
- There will be a total 108 games.
- Teams will play either three games on the road or three games at home against each of the six teams in the opposite league.
- Home teams this year will become road teams next year; road teams this year will become home teams next year.
- Rain outs will either be played on available