Tatsunori Hara held a press conference on October 19 to tell the media that the was stepping down as manager of the Yomiuri Giants.
- Ten television cameras and about 110 member of the media were at the press conference.
- Before the press conference, he met chief adviser Tsuneo Watanabe and owner Kojiro Shiraishi. He formally submitted his letter of resignation and the Yomiuri accepted.
- The three also talked about the next manager.
- The most important thing he learned while managing the Giants was patience.
- He does not plan on managing or coaching any time soon. He does not want to work as a baseball commentor or analyst. He wants to spend the next year relaxing or doing volunteer work.
- His two stints as manager of the Giants lasted twelve seasons (2002-2003, 2006-2015). During that span, he guided the team to seven pennants, three Nippon Series championships, and a 947-712-56 record. Only Shigeo Nagashima (fifteen years) and Tetsuharu Kawakami (fourteen years) had longer careers as managers for the Giants.