Hitoshi Tamura held a press conference today and informed the media that he was going to exercise his international FA option and that he was open to listening to any club that was interested in him, both domestic and international.
Said Tamura, "I decided to exercise my option because I wanted to test the market on a broad level. ... Right now there's a bit of a divide between what I want and what the club is offering ... I'd like to play for a strong team. And if it's a multi-year deal, even better."
Softbank: Hitoshi Tamura to exercise international FA option (includes career stats)