Ichiro Suzuki played nine seasons in Japan before heading to the Major Leagues, where he has played for the Mariners for 12 seasons.
Matsui broke a scoreless tie Tuesday night with a two-run homer in his second at-bat in an eventual loss for the Rays, which was the fifth time that a Japanese player has homered in his debut with a Major League team, and the second time Matsui has done it. He also did it in 2010 with the Angels.
The other three to do so are: Kosuke Fukudome (Cubs), Kenji Johjima (Mariners) and Kazuo Matsui (Mets).
Matsui has also homered in three of his four Major League home debuts (Rays, Angels and Yankees).