The media learned today that Ryohei Sato (Nippon Taiiku University) was found dead in Yokohama on the 5th.
According to Kanagawa police, Sato's body was found hanging from a telephone pole near his college dorm in Aoba, Yokohama at around 11am on the 5th. A woman found the body and made the call to police.
A classmate living in the same dorm that spoke to Sato at around 10pm the day before said they didn't notice anything unusual.
The police have also found a note written by Sato that has led them to believe this was a suicide.
Despite having a small frame, Sato made a new for himself while playing alongside Yusei Kikuchi (Hanamaki Higashi High School) during the 2009 Summer Koshien.