Tetsuhiro Kina signed with Verdy making it 39. The veteran midfielder has been in the league 11 years, starting with Nagoya, travelling to FC Tokyo, taking a detour to Omiya, and finally going south to Fukuoka. He has 1 goal in 146 games.
The interesting tidbit is that he has helped his past two squads get promoted to J1. Is Rui bringing in a talisman?