Streaking Sanfrecce beat Frontale for fifth straight win

May 6, 2015

Streaking Sanfrecce beat Frontale for fifth straight win

Sanfrecce Hiroshima picked up their fifth straight win with a smash-and-grab 1-0 victory over Kawasaki Frontale on Wednesday to move one point off the top of the J. League table. Sanfrecce, champions in 2012 and ’13, went in front in the third minute through ...

Reds build three-point cushion atop J. League table

Apr 25, 2015

Reds build three-point cushion atop J. League table

Urawa Reds extended their lead at the top of the J. League table with a comfortable 2-1 win over Nagoya Grampus on Saturday. Goals either side of halftime from Takahiro Sekine and Yuki Muto at Saitama Stadium secured the victory for Reds despite Teruki ...

Apple Watch debuts in Japan with little fanfare

Apr 24, 2015

Apple Watch debuts in Japan with little fanfare

The much-hyped Apple Watch went on sale to a muted fanfare Friday as shoppers came to terms with limited availability of the tech giant’s first wearable gadget. Global demand for the smartwatch has been so high that Apple decided to restrict initial sales to ...

Brave Blossoms qualify for Tokyo Sevens quarterfinals

Apr 4, 2015

Brave Blossoms qualify for Tokyo Sevens quarterfinals

Japan came through a group including France, Samoa and Argentina to advance to the quarterfinals of a Sevens World Series tournament for the first time since 2000 at the Tokyo Sevens on Saturday. Japan earned promotion to the competition’s 15 core teams last season ...

Halilhodzic warns against complacency after Uzbekistan rout

Apr 1, 2015

Halilhodzic warns against complacency after Uzbekistan rout

New national team manager Vahid Halilhodzic hailed his players’ efforts after Tuesday’s 5-1 thrashing of Uzbekistan, but warned they will have to prove themselves all over again when he picks his next squad. Japan routed the Central Asians at Ajinomoto Stadium to give Halilhodzic ...