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Rakuten Eagles: March 6, 2010

by on Mar.06, 2010 @ 5:03 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

...Hisashi Iwakuma will be making an appearance in a TV spot (targeted for the Tohoku region) for NHK regarding their upcoming digital TV conversion.  NHK will be broadcasting similar TV spots throughout Japan using various personalities for each region; Iwakuma is the only sports personality they've hired (he's also apparently the first ever sports personality the company has hired for a TV spot like this).

The comedy duo of Sandwich-man will also be appearing in the Tohoku spot for NHK.  The spot is set to begin airing sometime next month.

Incidentally, Iwakuma tossed 5 shut-out innings, while scattering just 3 hits, against the Yokohama Bay Stars on Saturday.