Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Chikara Onodera (born November 26, 1980 in Kumagaya, Saitama) is a closing pitcher for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows in Nippon Professional Baseball. His uniform number is 29. Nippon Professional Baseball or NPB is the highest level of baseball in Japan. Locally, it is often called Puro Yaky , meaning Professional Baseball. Outside of Japan, it is often just referred to as "Japanese baseball". The roots of the league can be traced back to the formation of the "Greater Japan Tokyo Baseball Club" in 1934 and the original Japanese Baseball League.