Koji Akiyama met with team owner Masayoshi Son on Friday to file his report for the 2010 season.
Seems Son is on board with Akiyama and told reporters that he wanted Akiyama to approach him for whatever needs he might have.
"In terms of improving the team, I'd like Akiyama to speak up without any concerns," said Son. He then added, "The team came together as one this year, and that's something the team should be proud of. If there's anything we can do from behind-the-scenes, we'd be more than happy to help."
Said Akiyama, "We managed to come through with our first goal of winning the Pacific League, but we're still disappointed about missing the Nippon Series. We intend to get better one step at a time."