Do you need to have a buzz cut to be on a high school baseball team in Japan?

A Kahoku Shimpo reader from Sendai has a son in high school who wants to continue playing baseball but is not comfortable clipping his hair short — a tradition for high school boys on the baseball team.

The Kahoku Shimpo spoke to trainers with baseball teams as well as with the Miyagi High School Baseball Federation on whether the hairstyle is a requirement for team members nowadays.