Kansai Independent League
The Kansai Independent League was formed in Japan in 2008, with the first games being played in March 2009.  The four team league is designed to be a farm system for the larger Japanese baseball teams. 
Notable players include Eri Yoshida, the first female pro player in Japan.
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