-World Children's Baseball Foundation: About WCBF-



Why and How WCBF was Founded


Why and How WCBF was Founded

Our World Children's Baseball Foundation was established in August, 1992 as a non-profit organization. We had actually commenced our activities two years before the formal establishment of WCBF with the opening of the World Children's Baseball Fair.

This major event was initiated by the world's two home-run kings - Japan's Sadaharu Oh and America's Hank Aaron. Their aim was to expand this wonderful sport, baseball, throughout the world and help children to learn the game. They also hoped this event would promote friendship among children and help to create a borderless world.

The first World Children's Baseball Fair was held in Los Angeles in the summer of 1990. Since then, the fair has been held annually in either Japan, the USA or Canada. Over 200 boys and girls from more than twenty nations and/or regions of the world are invited to each fair.

In addition to the annual World Children's Baseball Fair, we also hold baseball clinics and coaching courses in Japan. Promoting a great sport like baseball is an important means of bringing up healthy young people and it introduces them to one of the best possible ways of using their leisure.

We are completely committed to meeting these growing social needs.


Outline Introduction

Name: World Children’s Baseball Foundation Japan
abbreviated as WCBF Japan 

Kobayashi Bldg. 2F
4-2-10 Kudan Minami, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0074, Japan
Phone: 81-3-5212-4466
Fax: 81-3-5212-1189
E-mail address: wcbf@wcbf.or.jp

Established: August 12, 1992
Purpose: The foundation was established to foster the sound mental and physical growth of young people and enrich humanity, and also to promote international goodwill and friendship among them through baseball and so to contribute to world peace.
Main Activities:  1. Diffusion of baseball among young people at home and abroad
 2. Holding children’s baseball fairs at home and abroad
 3. Holding children’s baseball clinics at home and abroad
 4. Baseball games between young people at home and abroad
 5. Guidance of baseball coaches at home and abroad
 6. Spreading baseball through books giving guidance on the right rules for playing baseball and other publications
 7. Publish a bulletin in Japan