KDN SPORTS JAPAN is a pioneer of a global agency opening up the future of the athlete.

KDN's history is a series of stories featuring athletes and their dreams.
One used to say "you can't successd in the MLB because you are Japanese." But there were young challengers who rose above the stereotypes, and there were athletes who never gave up and came back to the mound where they were destined to be. We were always with them. Talking to, working with, and dreaming with them.
1993
  • Don Nomura office established.
  • Mac Suzuki signs with Seattle Mariners.
1995
  • Hideo Nomo signs with Los Angeles Dodgers.
1997
  • Hideki Irabu signs with New York Yankees.
1998
  • Masato Yoshii signs with New York Mets.
  • Alfonso Soriano signs with New York Yankees.
2003
  • Hideki Irabu signs with Hanshin Tigers.
  • Masato Yoshii signs with Orix Bluewave.
  • Mac Suzuki signs with Orix Bluewave.
2004
  • Akinori Otsuka signs with San Diego Padres.
2005
  • Norihiro Nakamura signs with Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Micheal Nakamura signs with Nippon Ham Fighters.
  • Shane Spencer signs with Hanshin Tigers.
2006
  • Ryan Glynn sighs with Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles.
  • Eric Valent signs with Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles.
2007
  • Aaron Guiel signs with Tokyo Yakult Swallows.
  • Kenny Rayborn signs with SK Wyverns.
  • Domingo Guzman signs with Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles.
  • Masato Yoshii signs with Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters as a coach.
2008
  • Yasuhiko Yabuta signs with Kansas City Royals.
  • Termel Sledge signs with Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters.
  • Hideo Nomo signs with Kansas City Royals after 2-year rehab.
  • Fernando Seguignol signs with Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles.
  • Sean Douglass signs with Tokyo Yakult Swallows.
  • Don Nomura establishes KDN MANAGEMENT INC. to provide clients with better services.
2009
  • Micheal Nakamura signs with Yomiuri Giants.
  • Ricky Barrett signs with Tokyo Yakult Swallows.
  • Hideki Irabu signs with Long Beach Armada after 5-year retirement.
  • Ryan Glynn signs with Yokohama Baystars.
2010
  • Yasuhiko Yabuta signs with Chiba Lotte Marines.
  • Terrmel Sledge signs with Yokohama Baystars.
  • Aaron Guiel re-signs with Tokyo Yakult Swallows.
  • Casey Fossum signs with Hanshin Tigers.
  • Tony Barnette signs with Tokyo Yakult Swallows.
2011
  • Aaron Guiel re-signs with Tokyo Yakult Swallows.
  • Tony Barnette re-signs with Tokyo Yakult Swallows.
  • Brandon Mann signs with Yokohama Baystars.
  • Stephen Randolph re-signs with Yokohama Baystars.
  • Brian Bannister signs with Yomiuri Giants.
  • Ryan Glynn signs with Uni Lions of Taiwan.
  • Chris Bootcheck signs with Lotte Giants of KBO.
2012
  • Yu Darvish signs with Texas Rangers.
  • Brad Penny signs with Fukuoka Softbank Hawks.
  • Terrmel Sledge signs with Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters.
  • Micheal Nakamura signs with Seibu Lions.
  • Seth Greisinger signs with Chiba Lotte Marines.
  • Lastings Milledge signs with Tokyo Yakult Swallows.
  • Tony Barnette re-signs with Tokyo Yakult Swallows.
  • John Bowker signs with Yomiuri Giants.
  • Dioni Soriano signs with Uni Lions of Taiwan.
  • Bobby Cramer signs with Yokohama DeNA Baystars.
  • Naoki Hashimoto signs with Cleveland Indians.
  • Brett Harper signs with Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles.
  • Doug Mathis signs with Chiba Lotte Marines.
  • Kota Kobayashi signs with Cleveland Indians.
  • Kyuji Fujikawa signs with Chicago Cubs.
2013
  • Tony Barnette re-signs with Tokyo Yakult Swallows.
  • Lastings Milledge re-signs with Tokyo Yakult Swallows.
  • Seth Greisinger re-signs with Chiba Lotte Marines.
  • John Bowker re-signs with Yomiuri Giants.
  • Naoki Hashimoto re-signs with Cleveland Indians.
2014
  • Christopher John Carpenter signs with Tokyo Yakult Swallows.
  • Chad Daniel Huffman signs with Chiba Lotte Marines.
  • Randy Williams re-signs with Saitama Seibu Lions.
  • Shunsuke Watanabe signs Boston Red Sox
  • Naoki Hashimoto re-signs with Cleveland Indians.
2015
  • Kyuji Fujikawa signs with Texas Rangers
  • Brandon Laird signs with Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters.
  • Jeremy Hermida signs with Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters.
  • Chad Huffman re-signs with Chiba Lotte Marines.
2016
  • Tony Barnette signs with Texas Rangers
  • Logan Jared Ondrusek signs with Baltimore Orioles.
2017
  • Zach Petrick signs with Samsung Lions.
  • Darin Ruf signs with Samsung Lions.
  • Lars Anderson signs with Kochi Fighting Dogs.
  • David Buchanan signs with Tokyo Yakult Swallows.

KDN SPORTS JAPAN is a pioneer of a global agency opening up the future of the athlete.