12th Umpire Clinic a Great Success in Japan
Baseball Federation of Japan (BFJ) and Nippon Professional Baseball jointly hosted the 12th Annual Umpire Clinic at the Seibu Stadium in Saitama, Japan on December 3rd and 4th, 2011.
The intensive two day sessions by 15 top level umpires of both amateurs and professionals were held on the field in the day time and in the class rooms at night, attracting 111 umpires from all over Japan and helping improve their skills and knowledge for better baseball games.
Elsewhere, under the auspice of Baseball Federation of Asia (President Seung-Kyoo Kang of Korea), a one-day clinic was conducted at the South East Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia by the Umpire Director Jun Motoo of BFJ on November 10, 2011. The baseball tournament with five participating countries at the SEA Games was won by Philippines followed by Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia.
(From IBAF Website)