Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will start pitching in the Korea-Japan match of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), which will be held on the 10th.

Kyodo News reported on the 3rd that Prime Minister Kishida is scheduled to throw the first pitch in Japan’s WBC second match, the Korea Match. In the first game against China on the 9th, Hajime Moriyasu, head coach of the Japan national soccer team, was confirmed as the first pitcher.

Prior to throwing the first pitch, Prime Minister Kishida said, “It is a great honor to throw the first pitch on the stage of the Korea-Japan match, which has been played out so far.” He added, “Many people in Japan are cheering for Samurai Japan (the Japanese baseball team’s nickname), who are proud to be the Japanese national team.”

Director Moriyasu said, “I will work hard to help Samurai Japan and Japan heat up toward world domination.” 메이저사이트

Previously, Kyodo News reported on the 2nd that Prime Minister Kishida would also watch the game after the first pitch. However, a Japanese government official said, “The issue of compensation for conscription (Korea and Japan) takes time,” and drew the line that the pitches in the Korea-Japan match were only for the purpose of promoting sports and had no diplomatic meaning.

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