Japan Amateur Baseball Association hosts 83rd Inter-city National Baseball Championship
The tournament is played at the Tokyo Dome from July 13 to 24

Excitement is already high among Japanese baseball fans waiting for the 83rd Inter-City Championship, that will be played at the Tokyo Dome from July 13 to 24. The drawing in Tokyo on June 24 attracted a large number of fans (photo: by courtesy of the Mainichi Photo Service), because the Championship, along with National High School Championship in August, is a special feature of summer that forms part of the nation’s common culture.
Many familiar household names are found among the 32 participating teams representing the cities in Japan, such as Toshiba, JX-ENEOS, Toyota, Japan Railways, Panasonic, Hitachi, Yamaha, Honda, TDK, NTT and so on.

This will be the 54th championship for Nippon Life Insurance, which is one of the 2 teams representing Osaka City.

(From IBAF Website)