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While more and more young players look to Europe for a soccer education, Urawa Reds midfielder Genki Haraguchi is enjoying the benefits of home schooling.

This summer has seen a further exodus of promising talent from the J. League, with 19-year-old Takashi Usami moving from Gamba Osaka to Bayern Munich and Kashiwa Reysol’s 21-year-old Yuki Otsu on the brink of signing for Borussia Monchengladbach without either having appeared for the full national team.

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