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

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 ...

Tanaka stays positive about return

Feb 15, 2016

Tanaka stays positive about return

Jesus may not love him, but striker Junya Tanaka is not looking back in anger. Frozen out at Portuguese powerhouse Sporting Lisbon by coach Jorge Jesus, Tanaka has instead vowed to reproduce the kind of form that got him a move to Europe in ...

Retiring Reds midfielder Suzuki reflects on career

Jan 10, 2016

Retiring Reds midfielder Suzuki reflects on career

Long-serving Urawa Reds midfielder Keita Suzuki won every domestic title on offer in the Japanese game before recently deciding to call time on his 16-year playing career. But the 34-year-old former Japan international says that helping Reds avoid relegation to the second tier in ...