Akira Nishino reflects on Japan's wild World Cup ride

Soccer / World Cup Aug 29, 2018

Akira Nishino reflects on Japan's wild World Cup ride

Former national team manager Akira Nishino admits he still has regrets about Japan's exit from this summer's World Cup in Russia, but he believes the team has a bright future under successor Hajime Moriyasu. "Moriyasu hasn't been a manager for a great deal of time ...

New stadium gives recovering Kamaishi hope for future

Rugby Aug 22, 2018

New stadium gives recovering Kamaishi hope for future

Takeshi Nagata looks out over the pitch from the back stand of Kamaishi Unosumai Memorial Stadium and tugs at the collar of his shirt. He retired from playing rugby six years ago, but his body is still in good shape and his formal clothes ...

Soccer / World Cup Jul 5, 2018

Japan's World Cup team: A not so spotless record

National team captain Makoto Hasebe revealed Thursday that it was the team's staff — not the players — who were responsible for leaving the dressing room spotless following Japan's World Cup defeat to Belgium on Monday. "The national team staff always make sure that the ...