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IWATA, Shizuoka Pref. (Kyodo) Japan international Yuichi Komano has completed his move to Jubilo Iwata from Sanfrecce Hiroshima, Iwata officials said Tuesday.

The 26-year-old midfielder, who played in a defensive role for Japan at the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany, put in a transfer request after Hiroshima was relegated to the second division.

A product of Hiroshima’s youth team, Komano played eight seasons with the club and scored nine goals in 168 J. League appearances.

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