WBSC secures sponsors for Japan’s U-18 Baseball World Cup

Japanese petroleum company JX Nippon and pharmaceutical firm Otsuka have reached agreements with the World Baseball Softball Confederation to serve as official sponsors of the 2015 U-18 Baseball World Cup.

The youth national team tournament will take place in the Japanese city of Osaka from August 28 to September 6.

JX Nippon will have its flagship brand Eneos represented on signage across World Cup competition venues and all media backdrops.

Otsuka Pharmaceutical’s Pocari Sweat brand will be the official sports drink of the tournament.

Previously, Otsuka Pharmaceutical has sponsored WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cups.