Kenji Hada, a midfielder playing 4 years for Mito, has been signed to play for Ryukyu FC in Okinawa prefecture, a team in the JFL (the league comprising the tier below J. League). He will start play for them in March.
Hada played in 27 games total for Mito, scoring no goals.
His final comment to the fans:
("Thanks for these past 4 years. The warm cheering of the supporters fed into my strength. I ask for your continued support as I strive in a new environment.")