Outfielder who played in the MLB for five seasons, making the All-Star team in 2008, which was his first year in the big leagues.
He attended Gakuen High School in Japan.
He returned to Japan and signed with the Hanshin Tigers in 2013.
He married Kazue Fukudome in 2007.
He played alongside wiry slugger Alfonso Soriano on the Chicago Cubs from 2008-2011.