Hachimura, who has been absent since the start of training camp, is now getting ready to join his Washington Wizards teammates for the upcoming NBA season.
"I feel a great responsibility being appointed captain of the Japanese delegation to the Olympics held in our own nation.”
Several Hanshin players are having productive seasons at the plate to help carry the team to the top.
Shoma Doi scored a hat trick to lead the hosts to a 5-3 victory in the J. League showdown.
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Ohtani's powerful swing produced "the hardest-hit ball in the majors so far this season," the Los Angeles Daily News reported.
The two-time Olympic hammer throw medalist will undergo a stem cell transplant as part of his medical treatment.
The AlphaTauri driver passed Lance Stroll on the final lap to earn points at the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix.
The 25-year-old Ehime Prefecture native completed the race in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 56 seconds. He shattered his previous personal-best time by more than 5 minutes.
A seven-time Olympian, Hashimoto also served as Japan's chef de mission for three Olympics.
Well-known athletes Hidetoshi Nakata, Kei Nishikori, Keijuro Matsui and Hiromi Matsunaga and visionary coach Mototaka Kohama provide vivid examples of this strong motivational force.