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Hideki Matsui honored in Japan

Updated: May 5, 2013, 9:43 AM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- Former New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui received the People's Honor Award from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at an elaborate ceremony at Tokyo Dome on Sunday.

Matsui and his former manager with the Yomiuri Giants, Shigeo Nagashima, received the award, which is bestowed on those who have made significant achievements in their careers and are beloved by the public.

"I played for excellent teams, with excellent teammates, for excellent managers in front of excellent ...

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