Japan is bidding to win a third straight WBC title without players from Major League Baseball.
Japan starter Kenji Otonari earned the win after giving up one run and one hit while striking out six over three innings.
After scoring two runs in the seventh, the Netherlands closed the gap to 8-6 in the eighth. Hainley Statia scored on a groundout to short, Kalian Sams hit an RBI single to center and Quintin De Cuba hit a single to right that scored Sams from third.
Chono drove in two runs in the ninth with a single to left, and Kazuhisa Makita retired the side to close out the game.
Japan went 5-1 in the first two rounds, losing only to Cuba.