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Eight years after turning their backs on visiting major league all-star tours, Japan’s players are welcoming the big leaguers back with open arms for games in November.

For the first time since 2006, a team of major league all stars will visit Japan in November for a series of games against the Japan national team in what some see as a reincarnation of what had become a biennial “Nichibeiyakyu” (Japan-America Baseball) series. But for Nippon Professional Baseball and its union, it is something altogether different.

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