Norichika Aoki left for the US out of Hanede Airport on Friday.
Nikkan Sports is carrying a mini interview with Hisashi Iwakuma. A few of the more interesting sections quotes:
Do you feel tired?
In terms of being tired, compared to camp in Japan, things are much easier. I think the style over here suits me more.
Do you feel like you want to build up your shoulder more?
That is not something I really need to do.
Are you using the yellow ball to help you adjust to the how slippery the [MLB] ball is?
That has nothing to do with it. All [the yellow ball does] is make the regular ball feel lighter.
Did you eat lunch after practice?
I had soup and a banana for lunch today.