Akira Nakamura: Did You Know


Nakamura started working with trainer Yuji Shimabukuro in late-August. Shimabukuro used to work with Nobuhiko Matsunaka.

Source: Daily Sports 12/23/2017, Sponichi 12/23/2017


Nakamura agreed to a salary of 160 million yen (up twenty million over this season) plus performance bonuses in 2018 during contract negotiations on December 25. His representative, Haruo Kitamura, helped him negotiate a contract that could be worth up to 200 million yen if he maxes out all his performance bonuses (nine categories).

Source: Sponichi 12/25/2017

Charitable Work

May 12, 2018 – The Softbank Hawks announced that Nakamura will donate 10,000 yen for NPO Happy Mamma for every hit he records this year.

Source: Softbank 5/12/2018

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