Yusei Kikuchi made an appearance on a local TV program in Iwate with his manager and his team mates. When Kikuchi was asked what his goals were, he wrote "The Majors Leagues."
"I want to play in the world's best [league]," said Kikuchi. "I'll listen to what my coach and parents say... But this is my life and this is something I need to decide."
Kikuchi will likely have a sit-down with his manager at some point either today or within the next few days.
As for his back, Kikuchi said that he should be able to pitch during the upcoming National Athletic Tournament.