Nobuhiro Matsuda #3 of Japan celebrates with manager Hiroki Kokubo after hitting a three-run homer in the fifth inning of the World Baseball Classic Pool B Game One between Cuba and Japan at Tokyo Dome on March 7, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.
March 07, 2017 Licence
Hiroki Kokubo #90 of Samurai Japan poses for photographs during the Samurai Japan Portrait Session on July 17, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan.
November 08, 2014 Licence
Manager Hiroki Kokubo #90 (C) poses with pitchers Kazuhisa Makita (L) #35, Yuji Nishino (2nd L) #26, Takahiro Norimoto (2nd R) #14, and Yuki Nishi (R) #21 of Samurai Japan pose for photographs after winning during the game three of...More
November 15, 2014 Licence
Manager Hiroki Kokubo #90 of Japan is seen during the exhibition game between Japan and Los Angeles Dodgers at Camelback Ranch on March 19, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona.
March 19, 2017 Licence
Manager Hiroki Kokubo #90 of Japan smiles on the practice day during the World Baseball Classic at the Tokyo Dome on March 13, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.
March 13, 2017 Licence
Hiroki Kokubo #90 of Team Japan poses for a headshot at the Kyocera Dome on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in Osaka, Japan.
March 06, 2017 Licence
Hiroki Kokubo #90 of Japan smiles during a training session at Kyocera Dome Osaka on March 2, 2017 in Osaka, Japan.
March 02, 2017 Licence
Hiroki Kokubo #90 of Japan smiles during the SAMURAI JAPAN Friendly Opening Match between SAMURAI JAPAN and Fukuoka SoftBank HAWKS at the Sun Marine Stadium Miyazaki on February 25, 2017 in Miyazaki, Japan.
February 25, 2017 Licence
Japan's World Baseball Classic manager Hiroki Kokubo poses for a photo when interviewed in Tokyo on Dec. 1, 2016. After three years of preparation, Kokubo's moment of truth is about to arrive with the WBC in March 2017.
December 31, 2016 Licence