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2014-07-23

Imperial Couple to Attend Final Game of
Intercity Baseball Tournament




Cheer Leading for All Ashikaga Club, JFE West Japan and Toshiba (Photos by The Mainichi)
Imperial Household Agency announced on July 22 that Imperial Couple will attend the final game of Intercity Baseball Tournament at Tokyo Dome on July 29. Emperor Akihito visited the 30th Tournament in 1959 when he was Prince to watch semi-finals between Kurashiki Rayon (Okayama) and Daishowa Paper (Yoshiwara) at the Korakuen Stadium, predecessor of Tokyo Dome. However, this is the first time for Her Majesty.
According to the Agency, imperial family help to promote amateur sports by presenting trophies and attend games such as this time. Imperial couple will arrive at around 6th inning of the final game on next Tuesday and stay till the presentation of Black Lion Flag at the closing ceremony.

Day 5, July 22, 2014

Results 85th Intercity Championship:
 July 18 Friday:
Tokyo Gas (Tokyo) 6–1 77Bank (Sendai)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nagoya (Nagoya) 4- 5 Osaka Gas (Osaka)
JX-Eneos (Yokohama) 5 - 4 Japan Railways, Tokai (Nagoya)
 July 19 Saturday:
Panasonic (Kadoma) 1-0  JFE East Japan (Chiba)
NTT East Japan (Tokyo) 6-0 Japan Railways, Kyushu (Kita-Kyushu)
Muroran Sharks (Muroran) 0-4 Japan Railways East (Tokyo)
 July 20 Sunday: 
Fuji Heavy Industry (Ota) 6-2 Sega Sammy (Tokyo)
Osaka Gas 4-3 Japan Railways East Touhoku (Sendai)
Nippon Life Insurance (Osaka) 0-2 Toho Gas (Nagoya)
 July 21 Monday;
Nippon Shinyaku (Kyoto) 4- 3 Nippon Steel Sumitomo Metal RBX (Tokai)
Eiwa Shoji Wing (Yokkaichi) 1- 4 Nippon Steel Sumitomo Metal Kazusa Magic (Kimitsu)
Okinawa Electric Power (Okinawa) 2– 3 Honda Suzuka (Suzuka)
 July 22 Tuesday:
All Ashikaga Club (Ashikaga) 1–2 Matsuyama Phoenix (Matsuyama)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Kobe (Kobe) 1-0 JFE West Japan (Fukuyama/Kurashiki)
Seino Un-yu (Ogaki) 5-2 Toshiba (Kawasaki) 
 July 23 Wednesday:
Vitalnet (Niigata) – Tokyo Gas (Tokyo)
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Yokohama (Yokohama) – Honda Kumamoto (Otsumachi)
Japan Railways West Japan (Hiroshima) – Honda (Sayama)
 July 24 Thursday:
 July 25 Friday:
 July 26 Saturday:
 July27 Sunday:
 July 28 Monday: Semi Finals
 July 29 Tuesday: Final