Shintaro Kano

For Shintaro Kano's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Halilhodzic warns Honda to find regular playing time

/ Jan 1, 2017

Halilhodzic warns Honda to find regular playing time

Keisuke Honda should seriously consider leaving AC Milan or risk losing his place on the Japan squad, according to national coach Vahid Halilhodzic. “I need Honda to play more on a regular basis,” Halilhodzic said in an end-of-year interview with members of the Tokyo ...

Sogahata helps fuel Antlers' winning ways

Dec 12, 2016

Sogahata helps fuel Antlers' winning ways

Once again, Kashima Antlers banked on the experience and savvy that has led to a record eight J. League championships, when they beat Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0 on Sunday to book a place in the Club World Cup semifinals. While Mu Kanazaki, who came off ...

Honda lashes out at fair-weather Milan fans

Oct 5, 2016

Honda lashes out at fair-weather Milan fans

Japan international Keisuke Honda on Tuesday slammed AC Milan supporters as being fair-weather fans, saying their ruthlessness is not helping the storied club turn its fortunes around. Honda, back with the national team for the World Cup qualifiers against Iraq and Australia, two games ...

Nadeshiko Japan staring into abyss

Mar 6, 2016

Nadeshiko Japan staring into abyss

Since lifting the 2011 Women’s World Cup, Japan reached the Olympic final the following year, won the 2014 Women’s Asian Cup and returned to the World Cup final last summer in Canada. But have the Nadeshiko finally run out of steam? Friday’s 2-1 defeat ...