On 5 and 6 October, the first softball games were held at Azuma Baseball Stadium since the completion of its renovation. Azuma Baseball Stadium is the future venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Baseball and Softball Games.

Spectators enjoyed watching the exciting performances of Japan’s top-level athletes as candidates for Japan’s National Team.

At the ceremony to commemorate the event, Governor Uchibori gifted Team Manager Iwabuchi (Bic Camera Takahashi) and Team Manager Akimoto (Iyo Bank) with “shine muscat” grapes from Nihonmatsu City, a taste of autumn in Fukushima Prefecture.

In addition, the members of City Cast, who are actively working to support the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, guided guests around Azuma Baseball Stadium.