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.
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".
Japan - Australia
Japan's campaign for the 2018 World Cup sputtered along in unconvincing fashion Tuesday evening, with a 1-1 draw against Australia
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
JSoccer Magazine Talks to Philippe Troussier
In issue 20 of JSoccer Magazine, Lionel Piguet conducted an extended interview with Philippe Troussier, former Japan National Team coach, who has recently coached in China's booming Super League, as well as holding a management position for several years at FC Ryukyu.