...Tatsunori Hara will be honored by Kanagawa Prefecture for managing the Japanese team to a second straight Championship trophy.
...Hara's uniform and a WBC gold medal will be on display during the opening three game series against the Hiroshima Carp. The two objects will be on display near gate 22 at the Tokyo Dome. The Giants are also planning another special event during the 3-game series against the Hanshin Tigers that start on the 10th. All fans attending the game will receive a special limited edition "shugibukuro" containing 5 yen.