/ Feb 16, 2017

Emperor's Cup final to be staged at Saitama Stadium

This season’s Emperor’s Cup final will be held at Saitama Stadium and there will be an increase in prize money for the winners, the Japan Football Association said on Thursday. In a bid to improve the competition, prize money for the champions of the ...

/ Feb 9, 2017

J. League reveals breakdown of prize money, funds

The J. League on Thursday announced the breakdown in prize money and funds it will distribute to clubs this season following its 10-year, ¥210 billion (about $2 billion) deal to sell digital online broadcasting rights to British-based Perform Group. The J. League championship winner ...

/ Feb 6, 2017

Sagan acquire goalkeeper Gonda

Sagan Tosu have signed former FC Tokyo goalkeeper Shuichi Gonda, the J. League first-division side announced Monday. The 27-year-old, who was diagnosed with overtraining syndrome in the summer of 2015, moved last January to Austrian side SV Horn, which is part-owned by Japan and ...

Kiyotake targets title on return to Cerezo

/ Feb 5, 2017

Kiyotake targets title on return to Cerezo

Hiroshi Kiyotake hopes the lessons he learned in Europe will help him win a title with Cerezo Osaka as the Japan midfielder returns to the J. League after a 4½-year absence. “I learned the mentality and attitude to fight,” Kiyotake said Sunday, a day ...

Ex-JFA chief, IOC member Okano dies at 85

/ Feb 3, 2017

Ex-JFA chief, IOC member Okano dies at 85

Shunichiro Okano, former president of the Japan Football Association and member of the International Olympic Committee, died Thursday of lung cancer at a Tokyo hospital, sources close to the situation said Friday. He was 85. Okano, who won one cap during his playing days, ...

Kiyotake leaves Sevilla, re-signs with Cerezo

/ Feb 1, 2017

Kiyotake leaves Sevilla, re-signs with Cerezo

Sevilla midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake has re-signed with former club Cerezo Osaka, an official of the J. League first-division side said Wednesday. Cerezo team director Kiyoshi Okuma said Kiyotake will return on a full transfer as the winter transfer market closed Tuesday. Cerezo have been ...

/ Jan 30, 2017

Marinos agree to deals for Degenek, Babunski

Yokohama F. Marinos have agreed to deals for defender Milos Degenek and midfielder David Babunski pending medical, the J. League first-division side announced Monday. Degenek, 22, joins from 1860 Munich in the German second tier. He represented Serbia at youth level before making his ...

/ Jan 22, 2017

Sagan bring forward Ono back from Belgium

Former Standard Liege forward Yuji Ono has signed for Sagan Tosu after five seasons in Belgium, the J. League first-division club announced Sunday. The 24-year-old moved to Sint-Truiden from Standard in July 2015 but the club agreed to terminate his contract last Sunday. Ono ...