The Yomiuri Giants announced two coaching moves today: Masahiro Kawai will take over as the new Ni-gun manager and Kazuhisa Kawaguchi will become the new general pitching coach.
After retiring in 2006, Kawai became an Ichi-gun INF / base-running coach for the Chunichi Dragons. In 2010, he took over as the Dragons' Ni-gun manager.
Kawaguchi picked up a job as a baseball analyst after his retirement in 1998. He also was a special pitching instructor during spring camp for the Giants in 2009 and 2010.