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Katsuya Nomura, who steered the Yakult Swallows to four Central League titles in the 1990s, responded positively Tuesday to an offer to take over as manager of the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles.

The 70-year-old Nomura, currently manager of amateur corporate league team Shidax, confirmed receiving an offer from Rakuten and said he feels willing to take the helm of the Pacific League team.

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