MLB vs. NPB (Japanese Baseball league)?

What is the general opinion comparing the two? I mean competitively, how would NPB teams fare against MLB teams? I don't really follow baseball, but I do know that Japan is very enthusiastic about it, and that some players from Japan come to the MLB (and vice-versa, though more uncommon). Is it comparable to a... show more What is the general opinion comparing the two? I mean competitively, how would NPB teams fare against MLB teams? I don't really follow baseball, but I do know that Japan is very enthusiastic about it, and that some players from Japan come to the MLB (and vice-versa, though more uncommon). Is it comparable to a major vs minor league team, or a little closer?
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