The popular fighter was awarded a special award for his parenting, and the work he has done.
The award, as part of the "Day of Ikumen" event saw Yamanaka rubbing shoulders with other winners, including anime sensation Bakabon's Papa as well as and baseball commentator Mac Suzuki.
At the event Yamanaka was asked about his future and, like the rest of us, he admitted waiting on the now well over-due decision from the WBC before knowing what his next step will be. Though he did state he was running and it does seem like he's ready to get back in the gym, though he didn't quite go as far as to say that.
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