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May 30, 2015
FIFA's shocking calls awakened a U.S. giant
American law enforcement is looking to dismantle the cozy old-boy hierarchy that Seth Blatter has learned to play since he joined FIFA in 1975.
Japan Times
May 29, 2015
Arsenal favored to give Wenger sixth F.A. Cup victory
Arsenal has already suffered one setback ahead of Saturday's F.A. Cup final against Aston Villa.
Apr 29, 2015
Tashima confident of gaining seat on FIFA executive committee
Japan Football Association vice president Kozo Tashima is confident he can finally win a seat on the FIFA executive committee at Thursday's Asian Football Confederation Congress.
Apr 23, 2015
Japan picked to host 2015, '16 Club World Cup
Japan has been reappointed as host of the FIFA Club World Cup for the next two years, the sport's world governing body announced on Thursday.
Japan Times
Mar 13, 2015
Figo needs more than fame to unseat Blatter
As Luis Figo exited a hotel elevator on his way to breakfast, he was approached by a fan carrying a cardboard tube.
SOCCER / J. League
Feb 4, 2015
JFA VP Tashima confident about winning FIFA seat despite Aguirre scandal
Japan Football Association vice president Kozo Tashima made it clear on Wednesday that the controversial sacking of national team coach Javier Aguirre will not stop him from winning a seat from Asia on FIFA's executive committee.
Nov 23, 2014
FIFA's own goal
FIFA's culture of impunity is ruining 'the beautiful game.'
SOCCER / World cup
Nov 13, 2014
Sanfrecce's Sato makes shortlist for FIFA goal of year award
Sanfrecce Hiroshima forward Hisato Sato was named as a candidate to win FIFA's Puskas Award for the world's best goal this past year.
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 27, 2014
Chiellini says Suarez ban 'excessive'
Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini has said the ban FIFA handed down to Luis Suarez is "excessive" and that he feels no anger toward the controversial Uruguay striker.
Jun 16, 2014
Corruption rumors sideline Beautiful Game's rewards
New squalid facts, claims and rumors are emerging every week suggesting that the game of soccer may be beautiful but some of its leading figures are too close to dark and shadowy criminal forces.
Jun 16, 2014
This cup should be the last for Sepp Blatter
No matter how much 'fire' he has left in him, FIFA President Joseph 'Sepp' Blatter should make the current World Cup in Brazil his last one.
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 11, 2014
Ogura calls for truth over World Cup bribery allegations
A good majority of FIFA's executive committee wants the truth to come out about bribery allegations against Qatar despite president Sepp Blatter's attempt to dismiss them as racist and discriminatory, former vice president Junji Ogura said Tuesday.
Japan Times
Jun 11, 2014
Plot your team's progress on our World Cup 2014 wall chart
Over the past month, Mark Buckton has been collecting the views of Japan-based representatives of the 32 nations taking part in the FIFA World Cup.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 10, 2014
Chaos reigns for FIFA as World Cup looms
FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who said in 2011 he would steer soccer's ruling body through troubled waters, isn't anywhere near land.
Japan Times
Jun 5, 2014
Cheer on the Samurai Blue at events across the country
It may be nicknamed the "beautiful game," but these days it can sometimes be hard to see soccer as anything but ugly.
SOCCER / World cup
May 17, 2014
Blatter admits FIFA mistake in Qatar
Awarding the 2022 soccer World Cup to Qatar was a "mistake" and the tournament will may have to be held in the winter because of the heat, FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said.
Japan Times
Mar 12, 2014
J. League and media must show red card to racism
On Saturday, during their J. League match against Sagan Tosu at Saitama Stadium, some Urawa Reds fans hung a 'Japanese only' banner over an entrance to the stands.
Japan Times
Jan 15, 2014
Nishimura, two assistant referees picked for World Cup assignment
Referee Yuichi Nishimura and assistant referees Toru Sagara and Toshiyuki Nagi have been appointed to officiate at this summer's World Cup finals in Brazil, world soccer's governing body FIFA said Wednesday.
SOCCER / World cup
Dec 4, 2013
Japan assigned to Pot 3 for World Cup draw
Japan will be in Pot 3 for Friday's draw for the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil, FIFA announced on Tuesday.
Oct 25, 2013
Ogimi, Kumagai in contention for FIFA Women's Player of the Year
Japan internationals Yuki Ogimi of Chelsea and Lyon's Saki Kumagai on Friday were among 10 women on FIFA's shortlist for the 2013 Women's Player of the Year.


Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world