A week after Kohei Yamamoto arrives via rental from Shonan, Mito has acquired the services of another Kohei, this one midfielder Shimoda of FC Tokyo. He's contracted through January of next year.
He is a former multiple time youth national team member and high school standout. he went straight from high school to the FC Tokyo squad but has yet to appear in a league match.
He'll wear number 16 for Mito.