KBO-NPB to discuss promoting Korea-Japan baseball exchange games

Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) President Heo Koo-yeon and Nippon Baseball Organization (NPB) Commissioner Sakakibara Sadayuki will continue discussions to organize a baseball exchange game between the two countries.The two leaders held talks on the development of baseball in Asia at the Tokyo Dome in Japan, where the Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC) 2023 finals were held on Nov. 19, and agreed on the need for active baseball cooperation, the KBO secretariat said on Nov. 20.”We believe that the Korea-Japan game is an important factor in revitalizing baseball every week, and we should strive to develop Asian baseball through various international tournaments and games involving both countries,” He suggested.

Sakakibara responded by saying, “While the number of spectators at professional baseball games in Japan has increased, the number of amateur baseball players has decreased, and baseball is in danger of falling in popularity.” “Let’s examine various ideas together and work together to revitalize baseball,” he said.The two sides agreed to organize a meeting of Korean and Japanese commissioners for the opening game of the Major League Baseball 무료슬롯게임 regular season in Seoul next March.

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