The media learned on October 20 that Nobumasa Fukuda will be named the new Chunichi Dragons’ chief player representative. The change will become official during a player meeting in November.
Fukuda will be taking over for Yudai Ono. Ono has been the Dragons’ chief player representative since 2016.
Source: Sponichi 10/21/2017
[UPDATE 11/29 @ 1:41am]
Fukuda was officially named the new Dragons chief player representative during a player meeting on November 27.
Source: Sanspo 11/28/2017