Created: Sunday, 01 July 2018
Written by Matsu

Our Chief Weapon is Surprise

As the Samurai Blue prepare for a Round-of-16 clash with Belgium, nobody gives them even a shadow of a chance. But Japan has the element of surprise. Surprise and fear . . . and ruthless efficiency . . . and . . .  

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Created: Thursday, 28 June 2018
Written by Matsu


The Dream Becomes a Nightmare

The Samurai Blue managed to stumble across the finish line and advance to the knockout round. But it certainly was not pretty to watch.

Read more: Japan-Poland 180628

Created: Monday, 25 June 2018
Written by Matsu


The Second Chapter

The Samurai Blue's quest for football's holy grail continued on Sunday, with a tough tussle against Senegal. The dream continjhes

Read more: Japan Senegal 180625

Created: Wednesday, 20 June 2018
Written by Matsu


The Dream Begins

The Samurai Blue began their quest for football's holy grail on Tuesday evening. The dream has just begun

Read more: JapanNT 180619

Created: Sunday, 10 June 2018
Written by Matsu

Maya Yoshida Interview

Maya Yoshida spoke exclusively to JSoccer Magazine after the Japan game against Switzerland... He spoke about his fitness, the difficulties of settling in a new manager so quickly, and his passion for Nagasaki!.

Read more: Yoshida Interview 180607

Created: Thursday, 31 May 2018
Written by Matsu

Why Japan will Win the World Cup

I know . . . . youre staring at that headline trying to figure out what on earth it means. Well, there's only one way to find out: Read On.

Read more: JapanNT 180531

Created: Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Written by Matsu

C'Etait La Vie!

Frédéric Antonetti Reflects on his Time at Gamba Osaka Back in 1998.

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Created: Monday, 14 May 2018
Written by Matsu


Teeraasil and Theerathon
Two Terrific Thai Transfers 

With the current influx of Thai players to the J.League, JSoccer Magazine had a chance to interview a Thai fan about the impact this is having both for Thai players and for the local league. 

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Created: Saturday, 31 March 2018
Written by Matsu

Out like a Lamb?

The J.League season got off to a frigid start at the beginning of March, but things seem to be heating up at last.

Read more: J1-180331

Created: Sunday, 18 March 2018
Written by Matsu

Spring Break

As the J.League takes a break for international contests in Europe, next week, two teams are still undefeated atop the table. And they are probably not the two teams you expected.

Read more: J1-180318