Andrew McKirdy

Andrew McKirdy is a sports writer for The Japan Times. His main beat is soccer, but he has also covered rugby, tennis, volleyball, golf and even tug-of-war. A native of the Scottish Borders, he has written for The Scotsman newspaper and organized filming for a program on Japanese soccer for ITV television.

For Andrew McKirdy's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Utaka eager to strike up bonds at FC Tokyo

/ Apr 5, 2017

Utaka eager to strike up bonds at FC Tokyo

FC Tokyo striker Peter Utaka admits he is pinching himself at the thought of playing alongside all-time J. League top scorer Yoshito Okubo as the capital city club goes in search of its first-ever title.“Yoshito says to me, ‘Oh Uta, I can’t believe you’re ...

Persistent Antlers find a way past Ardija

/ Apr 1, 2017

Persistent Antlers find a way past Ardija

Shoma Doi scored in the 79th minute as Kashima Antlers finally broke down Omiya Ardija’s stubborn resistance to claim a 1-0 win in the J. League on Saturday.Ardija went into the match at Nack 5 Stadium searching for their first points of the season ...

DAZN chief admits errors, sees bright future for J. League

/ Mar 20, 2017

DAZN chief admits errors, sees bright future for J. League

The chief executive of sports streaming service DAZN insists the problems that plagued the much-trumpeted launch of its J. League coverage have been fixed, and remains confident that it can revolutionize the way that Japanese fans watch sports.“We are disrupting, we are breaking new ...