With fans increasingly calling for change after five straight losses in the J. League’s first division, FC Tokyo manager Kenta Hasegawa went into Saturday’s game away at Kashiwa Reysol knowing that another loss would likely leave him in the hot seat. He needn’t worry for ...
Dan Orlowitz is a sports writer for the Japan Times, focusing primarily on the J. League, Samurai Blue, and everything there is to print about Japanese soccer. A Philadelphia native and graduate of Simon's Rock College, he moved to Japan at the end of 2006 and fell in love with the beautiful game from behind the FC Tokyo goal. His words, photos, voice, and occasionally visage have appeared online, in print, and over the airwaves for numerous outlets in several languages since 2011.
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The league and its 57 clubs will provide logistical support and promotional muscle after reaching an agreement with the National Governors' Association.
The Spanish maestro, who brought unprecedented attention to the J. League when he arrived at Kobe in 2018, said he was excited to continue his "project" with the club at a signing ceremony.
The visitors extended their winning streak to 10 games behind closed doors at Ajinomoto Stadium as Tokyo slumped to its fourth straight loss.
After winning the golden boot in Norway's first division last year, the 27-year-old is excited to follow in the footsteps of legendary countryman Michael Laudrup.
Nadeshiko Japan regular Yuika Sugasawa's penalty kick was negated by Hinata Miyazawa's second-half equalizer in front of a healthy 1,504 fans at Komaba Stadium.
Hajime Moriyasu's men will face France, Mexico and South Africa, while Asako Takakura's Nadeshiko Japan were grouped with Canada, Great Britain and Chile.
A number of players excelled in friendlies against Paraguay and Panama, but questions remain over whether they've served as adequate preparation for the Tokyo Olympics.
Asako Takakura's side put on a goal-scoring clinic against the outclassed Central American side in the first international game played at Tokyo's new National Stadium.
To say that the last week was a good one for followers of Japan’s men’s teams is somewhat of an understatement.