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TOKYO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 10: Head coach Hiroki Kokubo #90 of Japan attends a press conference on the World Baseball Classic schedule prior to the international friendly match between Japan and Mexico at the Tokyo Dome on November 10, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Masterpress/Getty Images)

TOKYO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 10:  Head coach Hiroki Kokubo #90 of Japan attends a press conference on the World Baseball Classic schedule prior to the international friendly match between Japan and Mexico at the Tokyo Dome on November 10, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.  (Photo by Masterpress/Getty Images)