Cerezo on familiar ground after return to Antlers hot seat

Feb 28, 2013

Cerezo on familiar ground after return to Antlers hot seat

Just over seven years have passed since Toninho Cerezo ended his first glittering reign as Kashima Antlers manager, but after returning to the club for a second stint, the Brazilian is pleased to find that not everything has changed in his absence. Cerezo led ...

Stojkovic looking for fresh start after painful year for Grampus

Feb 25, 2013

Stojkovic looking for fresh start after painful year for Grampus

Nagoya Grampus manager Dragan Stojkovic insists he never considered quitting after a traumatic 2012 season for the former J. League champions, preferring instead to concentrate on reclaiming the crown over the coming campaign. Grampus went into last season with high expectations having missed out ...

Harumafuji dreaming big after overcoming early setback

Feb 20, 2013

Harumafuji dreaming big after overcoming early setback

Yokozuna Harumafuji insists the prospect of being forced to retire never once crossed his mind ahead of last month’s dominating victory at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, but the Mongolian refuses to speculate on how much more success he can achieve before he ...

Harumafuji saddened by bullying incidents

Feb 19, 2013

Harumafuji saddened by bullying incidents

Yokozuna Harumafuji on Monday condemned the recent incidents of corporal punishment that have shocked Japanese society, but insisted parents must take responsibility for ensuring their children are able to stand up for themselves. In December, an Osaka high school student committed suicide after suffering ...

Firebrand Okubo targeting title at new home Frontale

Feb 8, 2013

Firebrand Okubo targeting title at new home Frontale

Yoshito Okubo is looking forward to a new challenge after joining Kawasaki Frontale ahead of the new J. League season, but the fiery forward is not about to tone down his style just because of a change in surroundings. Okubo arrived in Kanagawa last ...

Japan looking to lay down marker for 2013 in Latvia friendly

| Jan 31, 2013

Japan looking to lay down marker for 2013 in Latvia friendly

Japan will face tougher tests over the year ahead than next Wednesday’s season-opening friendly against Latvia, but with World Cup qualification virtually secured more than 16 months before the tournament begins, manager Alberto Zaccheroni will be keen to start building momentum on the road ...