Created: Friday, 28 July 2017
Written by Michele Tossani

Keisuke Honda Goes South

Japan international Keisuke Honda has signed for Liga MX club Pachuca after his AC Milan exit, becoming the second Japanese to play in Mexican football’s top tier.

With various clubs around the footballing world  touted as interested, it was, unquestionably, a surprising move.
Michele Tossani gives us his view...

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Created: Thursday, 27 July 2017
Written by Alan Gibson

 

F.League: The Second Decade

2017-18 Season Preview

by Our Man on the Court – Steve Harris

Read more: F.League 2017 Preview - from JSoccer Magazine issue 24

Created: Monday, 24 July 2017
Written by Alan Gibson


J2 Defies Expectations

The J.League is notoriously unpredictable, but if J1 pecking order invariably defies expectations, predicting the outcome in the J2 can be an even more mind-bending. This season is no different, with top-tapped teams Nagoya Grampus, Matsumoto Yamaga and JEF United struggling, while the likes of Mito Hollyhock and Fagiano Okayama are bucking for a playoff spot. Alan Gibson runs down the situation at midseason

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Created: Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Written by Matsu

Kashima Antlers History - The Buck Stops Here

Ken Matsushima wrote a potted history of Japan's most successful club for JSoccer Magazine issue 23. Here it is reproduced for JSoccer.com. We hope you like it as much as the readers of the magazine did!!

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Created: Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Written by Alan Gibson

JSoccer Magazine has exclusive coverage of the Nadeshiko League season opener between INAC Kobe Leonessa and Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara -- Nojima's first match in Japan's top-flight women's professional league.

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Created: Saturday, 25 February 2017
Written by Alan


J1 Season Previews

The J.League kicks off its 2017 season on Saturday, and we have just enough time to offer a short summary of each J1 team before kickoff time comes around.

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Created: Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Written by Sponsor

 

Overseas Stars Honing Skills for NT Duty

Japan is in a good position to qualify for their sixth consecutive appearance at the World Cup. Vahid Halilhodzic will hope that his stars continue to impress at their respective clubs, remaining sharp for the five remaining qualifying matches coming up in 2017

Read more: Japanese Successes in Europe

Created: Saturday, 18 February 2017
Written by Matsu

The Herd Remains Golden
Red Rhinestones Refuse to Sparkle

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Created: Thursday, 19 January 2017
Written by Alan Gibson

J.League Uniforms for 2017

As always, at this time of the pre-season, JSoccer brings you the 2017 shirts for J1, J2, J3, JFL teams, as they come in.... which one will you be buying? 

Read more: 2017 J1 Uniforms

Created: Wednesday, 14 December 2016
Written by Matsu


Kashima Conquers - Part II

Kashima Antlers are through to the FINAL of the FIFA Club World Cup, after a 3-0 defeat of South America's representatives Atletico Nacional. Bet you didn't see THAT coming. And for those of you who never stop dreaming, now you can ponder the possibility of a J.League team being 90 minutes away from the title of best club team in the world.

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J1 Standings

 

. Team Pts W D L GF GA G.Dif.
1 Cerezo 44 13 5 3 43 22 +21 
2 Antlers 43 14 1 5 33 19 +14 
3 Reysol 38 12 2 6 31 21 +10 
4 Marinos 37 11 4 5 27 17 +10 
5 Frontale 36 10 6 4 36 23 +13 
6 Gamba 35 10 5 5 34 20 +14 
7 Jubilo 34 10 4 6 32 20 +12 
8 Reds 30 9 3 9 47 38 +9 
9 Sagan 30 8 6 6 24 23 +1 
10 Vissel 29 9 2 9 24 26 -2 
11 Tokyo 27 7 6 7 26 23 +3 
12 SPulse 22 5 7 8 24 29 -5 
13 Vegalta 22 6 4 10 23 38 -15 
14 Ventforet 19 4 7 9 11 22 -11 
15 Consadole 19 5 4 11 19 31 -12 
16 Ardija 16 4 4 12 19 37 -18 
17 Sanfrecce 14 3 5 12 19 34 -15 
18 Albirex 9 2 3 15 13 42 -29

J2 Standings

. Team Pts W D L GF GA G.Dif.
1 Bellmare 53 16 5 5 31 21 +10
2 Avispa 52 16 4 6 37 20 +17
3 V.Varen 44 13 5 8 33 28 +5
4 Vortis 43 12 7 7 38 24 +14
5 YokoFC 41 12 5 9 36 26 +10
6 Trinita 41 11 8 7 35 29 +6
7 Fagiano 41 11 8 7 31 29 +2
8 Grampus 40 12 4 9 38 35 +3
9 Yamaga 39 11 6 9 37 21 +16
10 JEF Utd. 39 11 6 9 42 37 +5
11 Hollyhock 39 10 9 7 31 30 +1
12 Montedio 38 10 8 8 24 29 -5
13 Verdy 37 10 7 9 37 32 +5
14 Sanga 36 9 9 8 36 32 +4
15 Zelvia 35 9 8 9 33 30 +3
16 EhimeFC 35 10 5 10 32 34 -2
17 FC Gifu 29 7 8 11 36 40 -4
18 Zweigen 29 8 5 13 26 43 -17
19 Roasso 26 7 5 14 28 40 -12
20 Renofa 19 5 4 17 26 38 -12
21 Kamatamare 17 3 8 15 28 43 -15
22 Thespa 14 4 2 20 16 50 -3

J3 Standings

. Team Pts W D L GF GA G.Dif.
1 Blaublitz 37 11 4 2 30 13 +17
2 Kataller 35 10 5 2 22 9 +13
3 Azul Claro 34 10 4 3 40 16 +24
4 TochigiSC 30 8 6 3 18 13 +5
5 Kagoshima 28 9 1 7 23 16 +7
6 Parceiro 28 7 7 3 15 10 +5
7 Giravanz 27 8 3 6 23 16 +7
8 FC Ryukyu 25 6 7 4 21 19 +2
9 Fujieda MyFC 25 7 4 6 21 24 -3
10 Fukushima 20 6 2 9 18 28 -10
11 Sagamihara 19 4 7 6 13 17 -4
12 Tokyo U23 19 5 4 8 17 22 -5
13 Gainare 17 4 5 8 19 30 -11
14 Grulla 15 3 6 8 16 23 -7
15 Gamba U23 13 4 1 12 10 27 -17
16 Cerezo U23 12 2 6 9 18 28 -10
17 YSCC 10 2 4 10 15 28 -13