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Alex Ramirez, who has managed the Yokohama BayStars since the 2016 season, has been granted Japanese nationality, according to a government report published Wednesday.

The 44-year-old, who was born in Venezuela, revealed last January he had applied for Japanese citizenship, but the process was delayed due to insufficient documentation. Ramirez is married to a Japanese citizen and they have two young children.

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