Former slugger with Japanese baseball's Yomiuri Giants, Shigeo Nagashima (R), accompanied by former Yomiuri Giants and New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui (L), holds a golden bat presented by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (not pictured) during a ceremony at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo on May 5, 2013. Matsui and Nagashima received the "People's Honour Award" from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Tokyo Dome stadium. Nagashima, 77, venerated in Japan as a national hero, played and managed the Yomiuri Giants.       JAPAN OUT    AFP PHOTO / POOL / Tsuyoshi Matsumoto        (Photo credit should read Tsuyoshi Matsumoto/AFP/Getty Images)