Kashiwa Reysol has signed former Japan striker Yoshiteru Yamashita from second-division Avispa Fukuoka, officials of the J. League first division club said Wednesday.

Yamashita, 26, who has been capped three times for his country, had been on loan at Vegalta Sendai since 2002 and scored four times in 29 games for it in the first division last season.

Kashiwa also signed 22-year-old midfielder Kakehito Shigehara from first division rival Vissel Kobe.

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