National High School Baseball Tournament has started
The 99th Annual Japan National High School Baseball Tournament started Tuesday at Koshien Stadium in Hyogo Prefecture. The tournament runs for 15 days.
Kounan High School from Naha represents Okinawa in the tournament for 11th time. An audience of 24,000 spectators attended the opening ceremony, which was also televised live nationwide by the national broadcaster NHK that will also broadcast live all games on all 15 days.
In their first match, Konan High School is scheduled to face Chiben Gakuen Wakayama High School on the 3rd game of Friday. The game starts at 1 p.m. The final game will be on Aug. 22nd if all games are played as scheduled.