The Orix Buffaloes announced earlier today that Chihiro Kaneko (31) will be hold a press conference in Osaka later today. He is expected to announce his decision, which could be to stay with the Buffaloes.
Additionally, Hanshin Tigers' general manager Katsuhiro Nakamura told reporters today that Kaneko's agent turned down Hanshin's offer on Thursday night.
[UPDATE 12/24 @ 11:33pm]
Kaneko announced his decision to re-sign with Orix. He most likely agreed to a four-year deal worth an estimated two billion yen plus incentives.