When Fujikawa was asked if the reason why he wanted a 1-year deal was because he was thinking about the Majors in the 2013 during a TV interview on Mainichi TV's Seyanen!, he replied, "There is that. ... [But I also] do not want a multi-year deal because I don't want to get paid if I get hurt."
Fujikawa also said that:
- he wanted to win a championship with Hanshin before leaving, because otherwise he would look bad.
- he will be glad once he earns his international FA option next year because he will be able to do what he wants.