When you watch baseball in Japan you hear the phrase "Samurai Japan" a lot so I was wondering how was this related to samurais?
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"Samurai Japan" is the nickname of the Japanese national baseball team that plays in international baseball games. It's coach Hara who wanted to give that nickname to the team during the WBC in 2009. Of course, it doesn't mean there are samurais among the players, but at that time, not only did Mr. Hara Tatsunori say that he wanted to build a winning team, but he also said that he wanted to inspire young people in Japan by showing them the greatness of baseball as well as the ideal image of a strong team that has top baseball players who are proud to be chosen warriors who play and win fair. This relates to the image of ancient samurai warriors, and so the nickname "Samurai Japan" was given to the team.