The Yomiuri Giants announced that they reached an agreement with thirty-seven-year-old Hisashi Iwakuma. A formal agreement, followed by a press conference, will be made on a later date.
[UPDATE 12/20 @ 4:35am]
The Giants held a press conference for Iwakuma on December 19. He was assigned the uniform number 21. According to media reports, Iwakuma agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated fifty million yen.