At the risk of beating a dead horse...
Daiichi Agency, an advertising agency located in Sendai, surveyed Sendai City internet users on whether or not they felt Katsuya Nomura should be allowed to return next season. About 85% felt that he should be allowed to return.
The survey was conducted over a period of three days between 10/10 and 10/12 using Daiichi Agency's survey system. The survey was sent to roughly 2,400 internet users over the age of 15 and about 1,100 users actually ended up participating. Of the 1,100 users that responded, 76% were actually women.
The following were apparently some of the reasons that were listed for allowing Nomura to continue:
- It was Nomura that help the team get to second place
- I hate the idea of not being able to hear Nomura complain / whine
- One of the reasons why Sendai is filled with excitement right now is because of Nomura