Shohei Otani He visited the US Embassy in Tokyo, where Ambassador Rahm Emanuel presented the new Los Angeles Dodgers star with an oversized visa for his dog.
Emanuel posted photos of the visit on social media on Thursday, and the embassy said it happened recently when Ohtani returned to Japan.
Emanuel and Ohtani were photographed with a replica of the visa for the player's dog, Dickoy. It shows a picture of the dog, whose Japanese name is Dekubin, and his date of birth is listed as “dog years,” and it appears that the dog holds both American and Japanese citizenship.
“Happy to reunite with two-time MLB MVP Ohtani-san,” Emanuel posted on X, previously Twitter. “Maybe next time I'll be lucky enough to meet an MVPup, decoy.”
Emanuel previously met Ohtani at the US Embassy in March 2023, when he was a two-way player with the Los Angeles Angels. Ohtani signed a 10-year, $700 million contract to join the Dodgers in December. $680 million will be deferred between 2024 and 2033.
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