Uehara, Tazawa taking World Series trophy to Japan

Uehara, Tazawa taking World Series trophy to Japan
January 17, 2014, 3:15 pm
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Tokyo, Japan is about to become High Five City for a couple days.

Red Sox bullpen members Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara - and Wally the Green Monster - are heading there with the World Series trophy.

The trophy will be in Japan January 20–22.

The schedule will include a visit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe at his residence on January 21. During that visit, Tazawa, Uehara, and Wally will present the trophy and a Red Sox jersey to the Prime Minister.

Later in the evening, the trophy is scheduled to appear at a reception at the residence of U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Bouvier Kennedy.

Baseball fans in Japan will have a chance to see the trophy on January 22 at a viewing at the MLB Café Tokyo.