Budget-wise, as far as Japan’s A-Team is concerned, this is a self-financed tournament.
Nevertheless, Naraoka badly wants a place in the WTF; Tsuneyama realises that unless he amasses more points quickly, he will nose-dive down the rankings; … as for Nishimoto??? Maybe he wanted a break before Australia??? But more likely, maybe he wants to participate in the S/J League for his new corporate team, JTEKT, on November 5 and 6. Actually, on November 6, JTEKT is slated to meet NTT-East. You never know; there could well be a show-down with Momota!!