• KYODO

  • SHARE

Hikaru Naruoka, an 18-year-old high school soccer player, is a youngster flying under the radar who is hoping to get his chance to flourish at Shimizu S-Pulse, which is hovering dangerously near the bottom of the J. League table.

A youth player who has been given playing time at the senior level in 2020, Naruoka made his league debut in the YBC Levain Cup in August and patiently awaits his turn to get his name on the scoresheet.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)