Japan to play in U.S. despite war threat

March 19, 2003
By Alastair Himmer
TOKYO, March 19 (Reuters) - Japan reaffirmed their commitment on Wednesday to play two friendlies in the United States this month, just hours after Major League Baseball cancelled its season-opening series in Tokyo.

With a U.S.-led attack on Iraq looming, MLB commissioner Bud Selig decided to pull the plug on the March 25-26 games between the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics.

However, the Japan Football Association (JFA) said that the matches against Uruguay in San Diego ...

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