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There are two major leagues in Japanese Baseball, the Central League and the Pacific League. The Central League adopted the DH in 1975 but the Pacific League does not use the DH. Interleague play began in 2005 and the Pacific League now uses the DH when playing in a Central League team's park, similar to how the National League uses the DH when playing in an American League park.

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