J. League mulls return to single-stage system

Sep 8, 2016

J. League mulls return to single-stage system

The J. League is considering returning to the single-stage system that had been in place for 10 years through the 2014 season for the first division, soccer sources said Wednesday. The change may be implemented starting next season, they said. The J. League has ...

Jun 21, 2016

J. League set to sign lucrative broadcast deal

The J. League is set to sign a major broadcasting rights deal worth an annual total of ¥1.1 billion ($10.5 million) with various domestic and overseas firms from next season, sources familiar with the matter said Monday. The deal, with companies including British sports ...

JFA boss Tashima eager to put end to J. League schedule debate

Apr 26, 2016

JFA boss Tashima eager to put end to J. League schedule debate

Japan Football Association president Kozo Tashima wants to put an end to the running debate on the potential switch to a fall-spring season for the J. League. A month has passed since Tashima beat former general secretary Hiromi Hara in the JFA’s first presidential ...

Events canceled after earthquakes

Apr 16, 2016

Events canceled after earthquakes

Sporting events scheduled for Saturday in southwestern Japan and elsewhere were called off due to a series of massive earthquakes that first shook the island of Kyushu Thursday evening. Soccer and baseball games that were to be played in or near the quake-hit areas ...

'Father of Japanese soccer' Cramer dies at 90

Sep 18, 2015

'Father of Japanese soccer' Cramer dies at 90

As the Japanese soccer world mourns the loss of Dettmar Cramer, dubbed “the father of Japanese soccer” for helping develop the game as a coach in the country in the 1960s, former players and officials offered their condolences on Friday. Cramer passed away on ...