Sean Miyaguchi
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 18, 2018
Honda happy to return to Russia
Having won a slew of trophies with Russian powerhouse CSKA Moscow, this World Cup is a happy homecoming of sorts for Keisuke Honda.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 17, 2018
Japan won't change strategy based on James Rodriguez's status for Colombia
Japan's mind set will not change if Colombia is without star playmaker James Rodriguez for the team's World Cup opener, defender Yuto Nagatomo said Saturday, following reports that the 2014 Golden Boot winner's status is in doubt for the Group H clash in Saransk.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 16, 2018
Veteran goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima says Japan still haunted by 2014 loss to Colombia
As Japan and Colombia prepare to go into battle at the World Cup again, the Samurai Blue remain haunted by memories of their clash with the South Americans at the previous tournament, goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima said Friday.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 15, 2018
Maya Yoshida says Southampton's struggles have mentally prepared him for World Cup
After surviving one of the "most difficult" seasons of his Premier League career, Japan defensive stalwart Maya Yoshida said Thursday he is mentally prepared to help his Samurai Blue teammates face the challenges ahead of them at the World Cup in Russia.
Japan Times
Dec 4, 2015
Olympic journey of American weightlifting legend Kono began in WWII internment camp
While many Olympic athletes can trace their path back to high school gyms or playgrounds, weightlifting legend Tommy Kono began his journey to the Games in a most unlikely setting — a World War II internment camp for Japanese-Americans.


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