Japan to play Taiwan in March 11 charity game

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TOKYO (AP) -- A team of All-Stars from Japanese professional baseball will take on their counterparts from Taiwan in a charity game to assist survivors of last year's earthquake and tsunami.

The game will be played at Tokyo Dome on March 10, one day before the one-year anniversary of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that left nearly 20,000 people dead or missing on Japan's northeast coast.

A total of 12,000 tickets will be given to people whose homes were destroyed by the disaster.

Japanese stars such as pitchers Masahiro Tanaka of the Rakuten Eagles and Yuki Saito of the Nippon Ham Fighters will represent Japan.