It appears Ishihara got a 3-year deal worth up to 300M yen. His salary for 2011 will be 80M yen (up 25M yen) plus incentives.
Ishihara held a press conference at Mazda Stadium today and informed the media that he won't be exercising his FA option and will stay with the team (he apparently arrived at his decision last night).
Said Ishihara, "My feelings for wearing the Carp uniform and winning grew stronger and I decided to stay. I'm most happy about the team telling me how much they needed me."
Yoshiyuki Ishihara is expected to hold a press conference today in order to announce his decision regarding his domestic FA option. Ishihara has not met with the club after saying he needed more time to this during their last meeting on 10/30. And a club rep told reporters that they have not heard from Ishihara but will be ready for sign him to a contract right away if he says he has decided to stay.