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ASAKO TAKAKURA

Nadeshiko Japan celebrates after defeating the United States in the 2011 Women's World Cup final in Frankfurt, Germany.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Jul 21, 2023
Nadeshiko Japan's Women's World Cup glory now distant memory
Japan begins its latest World Cup campaign against Zambia on Saturday, but is ranked 11th now and no longer among the favorites.
Japan Times
SOCCER / Women's World Cup
Jul 21, 2023
Nadeshiko Japan's Women's World Cup glory now distant memory as nation lags far behind rivals
Japan begins its latest World Cup campaign against Zambia on Saturday, but is ranked 11th now and no longer among the favorites.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 31, 2021
Nadeshiko Japan ponders future after another major tournament exit
Friday's Olympic quarterfinal loss to Sweden highlighted the gap in physicalities and playing styles between head coach Asako Takakura's side and the rest of the world.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Jun 18, 2021
Nadeshiko Japan squad for Tokyo Olympics announced as Mana Iwabuchi inherits No. 10
Head coach Asako Takakura has chosen five overseas-based players to join 13 WE Leaguers at Japan's first Summer Games since London 2012.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jun 11, 2021
Nadeshiko Japan scores eight goals against Ukraine in Olympic warmup
Nadeshiko Japan will continue its Olympic preparations with a friendly against 28th-ranked Mexico on Sunday.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Apr 24, 2021
Nadeshiko Japan facing many obstacles in quest for Olympic gold
With the pandemic interrupting the international soccer calendar, world No. 11 Nadeshiko Japan lost vital warmup opportunities for the Olympics.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Apr 21, 2021
Challenging groups await Japan's men's and women's teams at Olympics
Hajime Moriyasu's men will face France, Mexico and South Africa, while Asako Takakura's Nadeshiko Japan were grouped with Canada, Great Britain and Chile.
Japan Times
SOCCER / From the Spot
Apr 13, 2021
Little certain for Nadeshiko Japan despite pair of blowout wins
A number of players excelled in friendlies against Paraguay and Panama, but questions remain over whether they've served as adequate preparation for the Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Mar 12, 2020
U.S. tops winless Japan to capture SheBelieves Cup title
Japan dropped its third straight game as the United States women's national team won its third SheBelieves Cup title on Wednesday with a 3-1 victory at a sold-out Toyota Stadium.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Dec 11, 2019
Japan steamrolls Taiwan in 9-0 rout
Mana Iwabuchi, Mina Tanaka and Mayu Ikejiri netted a pair of goals each as Nadeshiko Japan started the EAFF E-1 Women's Football Championship final round with a 9-0 rout of Taiwan on Wednesday.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Aug 15, 2019
JFA plans tactical changes for Nadeshiko Japan boss Asako Takakura's squad ahead of Olympics
Asako Takakura will remain as women's national head coach for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but she will be tasked with giving her team a new tactical direction, a Japan Football Association executive said Thursday.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Jul 30, 2019
Nadeshiko Japan manager Asako Takakura receives formal backing to lead squad at Tokyo Olympics
Asako Takakura will manage the women's national soccer team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after receiving the backing of the sport's governing body on Monday.
Japan Times
SOCCER / Women's World Cup
Jun 17, 2019
Nadeshiko Japan keeps eyes on prize after reaching knockout stage
Nadeshiko Japan will face England in its last Women's World Cup Group D match with a knockout-stage berth already guaranteed, but the 2011 champion is setting its sights beyond the round of 16, manager Asako Takakura said Sunday.
Japan Times
SOCCER / Women's World Cup
May 27, 2019
Nadeshiko Japan departs for Women's World Cup in France
Nadeshiko Japan departed Monday from Tokyo's Haneda airport for the Women's World Cup in France, on the hunt to capture the winner's trophy for a second time.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Apr 10, 2019
Japan loses lead twice in draw against Germany in Women's World Cup warmup
Japan gave up a one-goal lead twice and played out a 2-2 draw against world No. 2 Germany Tuesday in a warmup for June's FIFA Women's World Cup.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Mar 3, 2019
Nadeshiko Japan beats Brazil to set up showdown with England in SheBelieves Cup
Japan defeated Brazil 3-1 in the SheBelieves Cup on Saturday, and next face a showdown against England in a match that could determine who wins the tournament, which is being used as a warmup for the Women's World Cup.
Japan Times
SOCCER / Women's World Cup
Dec 9, 2018
Nadeshiko Japan drawn into Group D for 2019 Women's World Cup
Japan has been drawn alongside England, Scotland and Argentina in Group D of next year's FIFA Women's World Cup and will open its campaign against the South Americans after the draw, based on world rankings, took place Saturday.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Nov 29, 2018
Makoto Hasebe voted AFC's top Asian international player
Former Japan captain Makoto Hasebe was named Asian International Player of the Year on Wednesday at the Asian Football Confederation Annual Awards in Muscat.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Sep 1, 2018
Yuika Sugasawa's late winner secures gold for Japan
A goal in the final seconds gave Japan women’s soccer squad a 1-0 win against China in the final in on Friday, and its second-ever Asian Games gold medal.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Aug 30, 2018
Nadeshiko head coach Asako Takakura wary of final opponent China
Japan women's soccer head coach Asako Takakura praised China's improvements since their last encounter in April as the two teams prepared for Friday's gold-medal match.

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