Japan unveils final four candidates for Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo

Apr 8, 2016

Japan unveils final four candidates for Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo

Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizers on Friday unveiled a shortlist of four replacement logos after the original design was scrapped last September amid accusations of plagiarism. The Tokyo 2020 Logo Selection Committee chose the four candidates from almost 15,000 entries in a competition open to ...

Japan clobbers Syria with late onslaught

Mar 29, 2016

Japan clobbers Syria with late onslaught

Japan finished top of its 2018 World Cup second-round qualifying group without conceding a single goal after beating closest challenger Syria 5-0 on Tuesday night. Japan, which had already booked its place in the 12-team final round heading into the game at Saitama Stadium, ...

Halilhodzic pleased with results from new system

Mar 25, 2016

Halilhodzic pleased with results from new system

National team manager Vahid Halilhodzic has challenged Japan to make it through the second round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers without conceding a goal after claiming a seventh clean sheet in seven games in Thursday’s 5-0 win over Afghanistan. Group E leader Japan takes ...

Japan thrashes Afghanistan in World Cup qualifier

Mar 24, 2016

Japan thrashes Afghanistan in World Cup qualifier

Japan virtually guaranteed its place in the final round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers with a 5-0 win over Afghanistan on Thursday. Leicester City striker Shinji Okazaki celebrated his 99th international appearance by opening the scoring in the 43rd minute at Saitama Stadium, before ...

Koroki leads Reds past Avispa

Mar 12, 2016

Koroki leads Reds past Avispa

Shinzo Koroki scored a goal in each half to help Urawa Reds get back to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over promoted Avispa Fukuoka on Saturday. Reds, who finished second in the overall J. League table last season but lost in the first ...

Mrdja double carries Ardija past Reysol

Mar 5, 2016

Mrdja double carries Ardija past Reysol

J. League second-division champions Omiya Ardija made it two wins out of two in their return to the top flight with a 2-0 victory over Kashiwa Reysol on Saturday. Serbian striker Dragan Mrdja scored a quickfire early double to put Omiya, which opened the ...