Nishikori's run to final inspires Samurai Blue

Sep 8, 2014

Nishikori's run to final inspires Samurai Blue

Gaku Shibasaki hopes he can take his first step onto the international stage Tuesday, hours after a fellow Aomori Yamada High School alumni tries to make sporting history with the world watching him — that being Kei Nishikori. In New York on Monday, Nishikori ...

Nagatomo doesn't see humidity as big issue

May 31, 2014

Nagatomo doesn't see humidity as big issue

Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo insists the stamina-draining conditions that await Japan in Brazil at the World Cup finals will not diminish his performance. He said Friday that dealing with the heat is a psychological battle before it is a physical one. Nagatomo said ...

Nov 27, 2013

Nagatomo honored as AFC's top Asian player

Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo was named the Asian International Player of the Year at the Asian Football Confederation Awards on Tuesday evening. The award goes to Asia’s best player based outside the continent. China and Guangzhou Evergrande captain Zheng Zhi was recognized as ...

Mar 15, 2013

Honda, Nagatomo won't play against Jordan: Hara

by Gus Fielding

Japan will be without the driving force of CSKA Moscow midfielder Keisuke Honda and Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo for the crucial upcoming World Cup qualifier away to Jordan, Japan Football Association technical director Hiromi Hara said Thursday. Fitness issues have robbed Italian coach ...