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For Gus Fielding's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Antlers looking for more success with stakes raised in 2017

Jan 2, 2017

Antlers looking for more success with stakes raised in 2017

After a dramatic climax to the season that saw Kashima Antlers defy the odds to win a record eighth championship title, and then some, the J. League first division returns to an orthodox one-stage format in 2017, with a massive sponsorship windfall providing an ...

New boy Ideguchi looking to make impact for Japan

Nov 6, 2016

New boy Ideguchi looking to make impact for Japan

Gamba Osaka midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi is hoping to vindicate Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic’s handing him his first crack at the national team for Friday’s friendly against Oman and a crunch World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia next week in Saitama. The Rio Olympian was ...

Halilhodzic slams Japan's nice guys after Bosnia defeat

Jun 8, 2016

Halilhodzic slams Japan's nice guys after Bosnia defeat

Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic ripped into his players and accused them of not being nasty enough after their lack of a mean streak was laid bare in Tuesday night’s 2-1 Kirin Cup final defeat to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Hiroshi Kiyotake gave Japan a 28th-minute ...

Okubo scores twice as Frontale moves atop J. League

May 14, 2016

Okubo scores twice as Frontale moves atop J. League

In-form striker Yoshito Okubo scored twice to help fire Kawasaki Frontale back to the top of the J. League first division with a 3-1 come-from-behind win at home against 10-man Vissel Kobe on Saturday. Okubo, the all-time leading scorer in the Japanese top flight ...

Urawa begins ACL campaign with win over Sydney

Feb 24, 2016

Urawa begins ACL campaign with win over Sydney

Goals in each half from Yuki Muto and substitute Shinzo Koroki gave Urawa Reds a winning start to the year as Mihailo Petrovic’s men downed Sydney FC in their Group H opener in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday night. Muto, who got his ...