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Japan High School Baseball Championship Canceled

Japan High School Baseball Championship Canceled

   Tokyo, May 20 (Jiji Press)--The Japan High School Baseball Federation decided on Wednesday to cancel this summer's national championship due to the coronavirus crisis.
   The 102nd national high school baseball championship at Hanshin Koshien Stadium in the city of Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan, was scheduled to begin on Aug. 10 .
   This year's national spring invitational tournament in March at the same ballpark, a holy site for high school baseball players, was canceled also due to the epidemic.
   It will be the first time for both the spring and summer tournaments in the same year to be canceled, except during World War II.

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