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J. League, Rakuten announce commercial tie-up

/ Apr 24, 2017

J. League, Rakuten announce commercial tie-up

The J. League and Rakuten announced on Monday a 2½-year electronic commerce deal that will see the Japanese Internet giant relaunch the league's online store, with the eventual aim of rivaling Nippon Professional Baseball in merchandise sales. Financial terms of the deal, which follows in ...

Kurata rescues point for Gamba in Osaka derby

/ Apr 16, 2017

Kurata rescues point for Gamba in Osaka derby

Shu Kurata's stoppage-time equalizer earned Gamba a 2-2 draw with Cerezo on Sunday in their first Osaka derby in three seasons in the J. League. Kurata's late heroics spoiled the day for Cerezo striker Kenyu Sugimoto, who hit a brace for the hosts at Nagai ...

/ Apr 8, 2017

Support continues for Brazilian club Chapecoense

The J. League said Friday it will continue its charity activities to raise funds for tragedy-hit Brazilian side Chapecoense and will also invite its youth team to a soccer tournament it hosts in summer. Members of Chapecoense, including the coach and four players who previously ...