The three are now bound for Celtic, the legendary Scottish club that has experienced a revival under former F. Marinos boss Ange Postecoglou.
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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Yokoyama was praised by U.S. President Joe Biden for showing courage after coming out as transgender earlier this year.
Monday’s long-telegraphed announcement that digital media giant Mixi will assume ownership of FC Tokyo signaled the start of a new era for the capital club.
League officials said that while Japan's understanding of harassment has improved in recent years, there is still much to be done to ensure the well-being of the country's athletes.
The two Japanese skaters stood atop both the men's and women's podiums at Yoyogi National Gymnasium as their challengers fell behind in Saturday's free skate.
An appreciative audience at Yoyogi National Gymnasium was treated to strong performances by Japan's entrants, with Uno the only skater to cross 100 points.
This season was another masterclass for Kawasaki Frontale, with the team dropping just 17 points out of a possible 102 thus far. On Wednesday, they defended their 2020 title.
After 20 months of uncertainty and heavy restrictions, league officials are optimistic that they will be able to raise average attendances in the remaining five weeks of the season.
Goals from Naoki Maeda and Sho Inagaki combined with a strong defensive performance carried the day for Massimo Ficcadenti's men at Saitama Stadium.
For a few hours on Sunday, it appeared as though the J. League was preparing to abolish its long-cherished hometown regulations.