• WBSC to reveal sponsorships, special award

  • Nippon Professional Baseball to reveal Super Round ticketing plan/partners

  • Iconic baseball brand SSK to unveil Official Premier12 ball and umpire gear

  • Japan Manager Atsunori Inaba to speak on the competition between the world’s top 12 teams

  • 2019 Premier12 trophy to be displayed in Japan for first time

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) and SSK will make announcements on the 2019 WBSC Premier12, the top international baseball competition of the year and Olympic qualifier, while the 2019 Premier12 trophy will make its first stop in Japan.

In addition, Japan National Team Manager Atsunori Inaba will speak on his enthusiasm for November’s global competition between baseball’s top 12 countries.

For those not in attendance, the press conference will be live-streamed for media, fans and viewers around the world on WBSC’s own OTT platform at as well as

WHEN: Monday, 22 July at 12:30 p.m. local time

WHERE: Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa

International Convention Center Pamir GYOKO (1F)

3-13-1 Takanawa, Minato-ku Tokyo, 1088612 Japan (Map)


Riccardo Fraccari — WBSC President

Atsushi Saito — NPB Commissioner

Atsunori Inaba — Manager, National Baseball Team of Japan

— Session 2 at 1:00 p.m. —

Riccardo Fraccari — WBSC President

Kyoichi Sasaki — SSK President

Koji Yasui — SSK Executive Director