Both Kozo Murase (77 Bank manager) and Keiji Abe (JR Higashi Nihon Tohoku) announced their retirements.
Naofumi Ueno (not sure if the first name is right, here is the kanji - 上野尚文) has been announced to replace Murase at 77 Bank. No word on who will replace Abe at JR Higashi Nihon Tohoku.
Murase started his baseball career at Tohoku High School and went on to play for Tohoku Fukushi University before joining 77 Bank. He was later named 77 Bank in 2003. Murase was teammates with Kazuhiro Sasaki while at Tohoku Fukushi University.
Abe joined JR Higashi Nihon Tohoku out Miyagi Suisan High School and became manager in 2008.