Iniesta in Tokyo: Rakuten HQ, baseball and a surprise visit with a manga icon

May 25, 2018
by Rakuten.today
Iniesta in Tokyo: Rakuten HQ, baseball and a surprise visit with a manga icon

It didn’t take long for Andres Iniesta to make a splash in his new home country. Within hours of touching down in Tokyo for a press conference to announce his landmark signing to Rakuten-owned, Vissel Kobe FC, the world-class footballer was already wowing the crowds. Not for his performance on the field just yet—that will come later this summer after he completes his World Cup run with Spain—but for an appearance before a Nippon Professional Baseball match between Orix Buffaloes and Iniesta’s new sister club the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. Iniesta along with Rakuten CEO Hiroshi “Mickey” Mikitani made their […]

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