Sports Hochi: It sounds as if Daisuke Miura may be returning to the Yokohama Bay Stars next season. And the biggest reason for his return? The fans. Miura was apparently touched by the fans chanting for his return next season that he simply couldn't stay away.
Sanspo: Norihiro Nakamura announced that he intends to sign with the Rakuten Golden Eagles. There will be an official press conference to unveil the signing in Sendai on December 5th.
Sponichi: This MLB.com article is making rounds in the media. Honestly, I'm not sure why this would be such a surprise. I think Japanese fans get too caught up in the names -- Kenshin Kawakami and Koji Uehara are two very well known names.