Japan Women's Baseball League

The Japan Women's Baseball League or JWBL (Japanese: 日本女子プロ野球リーグ, Hepburn: Nihon Joshi Puro Yakyū Rīgu, formerly Girls Professional Baseball League or GPBL until 2012) is the highest level of women's baseball in Japan.[1][2]

Japan Women's Baseball League
Founded17 August 2009
CEOSatoshi Katagiri
No. of teams4
Most recent
Hyogo Dione
Most titlesHyogo Swing Smileys (2)
Official websitehttp://www.jwbl.jp/


Team Location Former names Team color
Saitama Astraia Saitama East Astraia (2013–14)
Aichi Dione Aichi Hyogo Swing Smileys (2010–12)
South Dione (2013–14)
Hyogo Dione (2015–17)
Kyoto Flora Kyoto Kyoto Asto Dreams (2010–12)
West Flora (2013–14)
Reia Sendai Osaka Brabee Honeys (2012)
North Reia (2013–'14)
Tohoku Reia (2015)
TeamParticipation teamTeam color
All West JapanWest Flora, South Dione
All East JapanEast Astraia, North Reia


  1. Krieger, Daniel (19 March 2012). "For Some Women, the Name of the Game Is Baseball". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  2. "日本女子プロ野球リーグ JWBL". www.jwbl.jp. Retrieved 29 June 2016.

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