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Player/Team Contacts?

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How do I contact a player/team?

Communication is a central theme of this site, and there are many people looking to communicate with either players or team front offices for reasons ranging from private conversations to possible business contacts. However, there is very little information in English on how to go about making that initial contact.

Team Contact Information

To help out, below you will find the list of teams and their mailing addresses.

Chunichi Dragons   Hanshin Tigers
Address:Chunichi Blgd. 6F
4-1-1 Sakae, Naka-ku
Nagoya, Aichi-ken 460-0008
  Address:1-47 Koshien-cho
Nishinomiya, Hyogo-ken, 663-8152
Phone:052-261-8811   Phone:0798-46-1515
Fax:052-251-8649   Fax:0798-40-0934
[updated August 28, 2001]  

 
Hiroshima Toyo Carp   Tokyo Yakult Swallows
Address:5-25 Motomachi-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-8508
  Address:Yakult Swallows Baseball Club
Shinbashi MCV Building, 5th Floor
5-13-5 Shinbashi
Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0004
Phone:082-221-2040   Phone:03-5470-8915
Fax:082-228-5013  
  [Updated Jan 8, 2005]

 
Yokohama BayStars   Yomiuri Giants
Address:Kannai Arai Bldg. 7F
1-8 Ogami-machi
Naka-ku, Yokahama 231-0015
  Address:3-3 Kanda-Nishikicho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8462
Phone:045-681-0811   Phone:03-3295-7711
Fax:045-661-2500   Fax:03-3295-7731
[updated August 28, 2001]   [updated January 8, 2005]

 

 
Chiba Lotte Marines   Fukuoka Daiei Hawks
Address:WBG Marive West 26th Floor
2-6 Nakase, Mihama-ku
Chiba, Chiba-ken 261-8587
  Address:Fukuoka Dome 6F
2-2-2 Jingyohama
Chuo-Ku, Fukuoka 810-0065
Phone:043-297-2101   Phone:092-844-1189
Fax:043-297-2181   Fax:092-844-4600
[updated August 28, 2001]  

 
Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters   Orix Buffaloes
Address:1 Hitsujigaoka Toyohira-ku
Sapporo, Hokkaido 062-0045
  Address:Midoridai, Suma-ku
Kobe, Hyogo-ken 654-0163
Phone:011-857-3939   Phone:078-799-1202
 [Updated January 8, 2005]   [Updated January 8, 2005]

 
Seibu Lions   Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
Address:2135 Kami-Yamaguchi
Tokarazawa-shi, Saitama-ken 359-1189
  Address:5-12-55 Tsutsujigaoka, Miyagino-ku
Sendai, Miyagi-ken 983-0852
Phone:04-2924-1155   Phone:022-298-5300
Fax:04-2924-1155  
[updated August 28, 2001   [Updated January 8, 2005]

What about e-mail?

Many of you will have noticed that there are no e-mail addresses in the above table. The popular theory for that is because the teams have yet to enter the 21st century. It may be as simple as the team being unwilling to figure out how to solve the spam problem with e-mail. Some do have fan bulletin board systems, and some players have their own blogs, so the situation is getting better.

Nonetheless, to get into contact with your friends, former team mates, or relatives playing in Japan, you'll need to first go the snail-mail route. Include an e-mail address in your letter, and I'm sure that communication can flow freely after this initial road bump.

Help with marketing/promotions?

If you have something to sell, co-promote, or offer to the teams, please contact them directly via snail-mail, phone, or fax. I've been asked to play go-between for a large number of deals, often for large sums of money. I've turned all such deals down as I don't have the time or resources necessary to do the job right. I'm flattered, but I'm a computer programmer, not a businessman. All I can do is wish you the best in your endeavor.

Keeping in mind that I'm not at all qualified to give business advice, I would like to emphasize that it would be best if you could communicate in the native language of the country, i.e. Japanese. There are abundant Japanese college students in most major populated areas throughout the world would would make great part-time or single-job workers.

Conclusion

It would be great if the teams would come into the 21st century and open up communication channels so that fans can more easilly reach players. There has been some progress in the past couple of years, and players are starting up their own blogs where the teams don't provide them.

In the mean time, it's snail-mail, phone (if you speak Japanese), and fax to communicate with the teams.

Michael Westbay
(aka westbaystars)
Writer/System Administrator
JapaneseBaseball.com

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