Don Nomura dropped by Kleenex Stadium today to explain the current situation to the Rakuten Eagles. He also spoke to the media and confirmed that talks had stalled. Nomura also said that he'd be open to continuing negotiations with the Athletics until the December 7th deadline (the "ball is in the A's court").
Incidentally, Hisashi Iwakuma attended (is attending) Fan Appreciation Day today. He also spoke to reporters yesterday and said, "This isn't about money. If negotiations end like this, then it probably means they didn't need me."