Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had a chance to meet the Tokyo Kitasuna Little League team this month to congratulate them on their victory in Pennsylvania. They are the 2017 World Series champions.
In a message from his office, PM Abe wrote that "They did a splendid job in showing the world the high caliber of Japan’s youth baseball. Inspired by the children’s earnest faces, I myself swung a bat for the first time in a few decades.
I want the children to continue to try their very best in the future as they work towards their individual dreams, taking this experience and their self-confidence to heart. I am rooting for all of them."