From the Star Ledger -
The Hanshin Tigers and the Yomiuri Giants are fierce rivals in Japan. But Igawa, who played for Hanshin, will find a friend in former Yomiuri Giant Matsui.
“I am going to support him as much as possible,” Matsui told the Japanese newspaper Sankei Sports. “I will even introduce him to an American girlfriend if he likes. Just kidding.”
“If he has his best performance next season, I believe the Yankees will be the world champions,” Matsui said. “He doesn’t have to worry about New York life, because there are no big differences from Japan. Maybe he just has to be much more careful driving in Manhattan.”
Nothing lost in translation there.