Reds wrap up unbeaten first stage

Jun 27, 2015

Reds wrap up unbeaten first stage

J. League first-stage champions Urawa Reds beat Albirex Niigata 5-2 on Saturday night to complete the opening campaign with an unbeaten record. Urawa went into the match at Saitama Stadium having already wrapped up the first-stage silverware the previous weekend, but the 2006 champions ...

Zushi opens with eye on reviving summer buzz

Jun 26, 2015

Zushi opens with eye on reviving summer buzz

Zushi Beach in Kanagawa Prefecture opened for the summer on Friday as it battles to attract visitors following a clampdown on rowdy partygoers that saw numbers drop by more than half last year. Cloudy skies greeted participants in an opening ceremony featuring around 400 ...

Antlers click on offense in rout of Marinos

Jun 20, 2015

Antlers click on offense in rout of Marinos

Caio and Shoma Doi scored in the first half and Shuhei Akasaki added a late third as Kashima Antlers put Yokohama F. Marinos to the sword 3-0 in the J. League on Saturday. Both teams went into the game at Nissan Stadium having already ...

Japan takes booing on chin after Singapore stalemate

Jun 17, 2015

Japan takes booing on chin after Singapore stalemate

Keisuke Honda believes fans were right to boo him and his Japan teammates after Tuesday’s shock World Cup qualifying 0-0 draw with Singapore, and insists he would have had no complaints had they voiced their displeasure louder. Japan got its bid to reach a ...

Japan held to scoreless draw by 154th-ranked Singapore

Jun 16, 2015

Japan held to scoreless draw by 154th-ranked Singapore

Japan got its 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign off to an embarrassing start after being held to a 0-0 home draw by Singapore on Tuesday. A crowd of 57,533 arrived at Saitama Stadium expecting to see Japan, which is bidding to claim a place ...