T-Okada was named an Osaka tourism ambassador on July 7, 2016.
Source: Orix announcement
T-Okada worked out with Ichiro at Hotto Motto Kobe on December 24, 2017. During live batting practice, T-Okada swung the bat sixty-nine times and hit seventeen over the fence. Ichiro swung the bat sixty-three times and hit fifteen over the fence.
August 26 vs Seibu at MetLife Dome – T-Okada became the 165th player in NPB history to reach 150 home runs. The blast came in the first inning off Shinsaburo Tawata.
May 6 vs Softbank at YafuOku Dome – T-Okada played in his 1,000th game and became the 490th player in NPB history to reach the milestone.
T-Okada’s wife gave birth to the couple’s first child, a boy weighing 3,540 grams, on March 13.