Created: Monday, 31 October 2016
Written by Alan Gibson

Vegalta Sendai 3-0 Vissel Kobe

A shorthanded Vissel Kobe saw their hopes of postseason play vanish as overzealous officiating helped Vegalta Sendai secure a solid victory

Read more: Vissel-Vegalta 161029

Created: Tuesday, 15 November 2016
Written by Matsu

 

Japan Enters a New Era

After the solid performance put in by a host of relatively new NT players last week, against Oman, Halilhodzic took a bit of a gamble and benched his star attacking unit of Honda, Okasaki and Kagawa, replacing them with three players who have only two dozen NT caps between them. The result proved that a new era is dawning for the Samurai Blue.

Read more: Japan-Saudi 161115

Created: Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Written by Alan Gibson

Postmortem on Japan - Australia

In the wake of Japan's 1-1 draw with Australia, it is hard to dispute coach Halilhodzic's verdict, that this result was "two points lost, rather than one point gained".

Read more: Japan-Oz 161012

Created: Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Written by Matsu

Japan - Australia

Japan's campaign for the 2018 World Cup sputtered along in unconvincing fashion Tuesday evening, with a 1-1 draw against Australia

Read more: Japan - Australia 161011

Created: Monday, 10 October 2016
Written by JSoccer Magazine

Is Mitsubishi Selling Out?

Well no . . . not exactly. But there has been a fairly substantial transfer of shares in the Urawa Reds, even if most of the shareholdings ARE being kept inside the Mitsubishi Group.

Read more: Mitsubishi Motors in Reds Sell-off

Created: Thursday, 06 October 2016
Written by Matsu

Japan - Iraq

Japan's campaign for a berth in the 2018 World Cup received an enormous boost on Thursday evening, as birthday boy Hotaru Yamaguchi's injury-time blast carried Japan past the Lions of Mesopotamia, and put their qualification campaign back on track.

Read more: Japan - Iraq 161005

Created: Tuesday, 04 October 2016
Written by Alan Gibson

Emperor's Cup 4th Round / Last 16 draw

The JFL has released a schedule of the Emperor's Cup games to be played Nov. 9 and 12

Read more: Emperor's Cup 4th Round

Created: Wednesday, 14 September 2016
Written by Alan Gibson

Alan Does Some J-Talking

The latest episode of the J-Talk Podcast - Episode 201 - features me (sorry!) @JSoccerMagazine waxing lyrically about all sorts of Japan Football-related stuff. Have a listen!

J-Talk Podcast #201

Created: Wednesday, 13 July 2016
Written by Matsu

 

J1 Teams Still Trying to Make a Mark

Kawasaki Frontale is the only undefeated team, after three weeks of play, but none of the presumptive favourites has really set itself apart from the pack.

Read more: J1 Report 160306

Created: Saturday, 09 July 2016
Written by Matsu

JSoccer Speaks with David Camhi

Recently, in China, Lionel Piguet had the chance, on behalf of JSoccer Magazine to meet David Camhi, a passionate French coach who, for four years worked under Philippe Troussier, at Shenzhen Ruby, CS Sfaxien in Tunisia, and then back in China at Hangzhou Greentown.

Read more: JSoccer Interview: David Caminhi

J1 Standings

 

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