The Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Association (KNBSB) has sent out a press release on Friday that they will play a two-game exhibition series at the Tokyo Dome on November 12 and 13 against Japan after an invitation of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).
Japan will face Mexico on the two days before the series against the Dutch team. Both series will be part of the Samurai Japan Series in preparations of the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Dutch manager is going to be once again current San Francisco Giants hitting coach Hensley Meulens.
Pim van Nes wrote about the proposed Netherlands-Japan series in April. Chris Kabout already had confirmed the series earlier this week after reading the publication of the Samurai Japan Series on a Japanese website.