Tag - j-league



Andres Iniesta, who played for Vissel Kobe, has been ordered to pay ¥580 million in back taxes, according to sources.
Mar 22, 2024
Soccer players failed to declare income totaling ¥2.1 billion
Andres Iniesta, Kim Jin-hyeon and Patric have been named by the Osaka Regional Tax Bureau.
J. League first-division soccer players attend a promotional event in Tokyo on Monday, four days before the season begins.
SOCCER / J. League
Feb 20, 2024
J. League players gather ahead of season's start
The number of J1 clubs has increased from last season's 18.
Koki Morita (second from right) celebrates with his Tokyo Verdy teammates after scoring against JEF United Chiba in their playoff semifinal for promotion to the J. League top flight, at Ajinomoto Stadium in Chofu, western Tokyo, on Sunday.
Nov 28, 2023
Verdy eye J. League promotion at scene of first triumph
Verdy go into Saturday's final against Shimizu S-Pulse knowing a draw is enough to secure a return to J1.
Urawa Reds captain Hiroki Sakai (left) in action against Avispa Fukuoka at Tokyo's National Stadium on Saturday. Sakai has undergone knee surgery, which is expected to take about three months to fully recover.
SOCCER / J. League
Nov 7, 2023
Reds captain Sakai has season-ending knee surgery
The 33-year-old defender, a member of the Japan national team at the last three World Cups, will need about three months to fully recover.
Kawasaki Frontale's Kento Tachibanada (right) celebrates after scoring an equalizer against Kashiwa Reysol during the second half of a J. League first-division match at Sankyo Frontier Stadium in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, on Sunday.
Oct 30, 2023
Struggling Kashiwa draw with 10-man Kawasaki in J1
The result leaves Kashiwa on 30 points, two clear of 17th-place Shonan Bellmare and four clear of bottom club Yokohama FC with three matches left to play.
Yokohama and Urawa play in the Levain Cup on Oct. 15.
SOCCER / J. League
Oct 19, 2023
J. League to support idea of starting season in August
The J. League said it will push ahead with the idea of starting its season in August.
Manchester City's Erlind Haaland scores his team's fifth goal against Yokohama F. Marinos during the J. League World Challenge at Tokyo's National Stadium on Wednesday.
Jul 23, 2023
Erling Haaland brace sparks Man City comeback over F. Marinos
Pep Guardiola's men conceded two goals against the reigning J. League champion before taking control at the National Stadium in Tokyo.
Japan Times
Jul 23, 2023
Masataka Yoshida takes AL batting average lead with three-hit night
The 30-year-old major league rookie had three singles beginning with a line drive to left field off Max Scherzer in the first inning at Fenway Park.
Japan Times
SOCCER / Women's World Cup
Jul 18, 2023
WE League chair: Japan sees 'cute' players, not elite athletes
Momentum behind women’s soccer in Japan has stalled in the years since its 2011 triumph and 2015 runner-up finish, even as global interest in women’s sports accelerates.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS / Athletics
Jul 17, 2023
Haruka Kitaguchi wins javelin competition with season's best throw
Kitaguchi broke her own national record with a throw of 67.04 meters.
Japan Times
Jul 16, 2023
Lionel Messi signs contract with Inter Miami through 2025
It's also hoped the long-time Barcelona talisman can revive the fortunes of a Miami squad at the bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference.
Japan Times
Jul 11, 2023
Ange Postecoglou hopes to present Harry Kane with Spurs vision
Bundesliga heavyweight Bayern Munich is reportedly among several top clubs interested in signing the England captain.
Japan Times
Jul 5, 2023
Osasuna barred from UEFA Conference League over match-fixing scandal
The La Liga club plans to appeal the UEFA ruling at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Japan Times
Jul 4, 2023
Home run leader Shohei Ohtani named June's AL Player of the Month
The Angels star was also named the AL Player of the Week for the second time this season and sixth time in his major league career.
Japan Times
SOCCER / Women's World Cup / From the Spot
Jun 27, 2023
Broadcaster standoff shows fragile state of Japanese women's soccer
Failure to find a television home for the upcoming FIFA Women's World Cup could all but cripple the sport's hopes of mainstream acceptance in the country.
Japan Times
Jun 26, 2023
Mikel Arteta says Arsenal needs to gain strength through transfer market to challenge Manchester City
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta believes the Gunners have to use the transfer market to get stronger if they are to topple Manchester City as Premier League champions next season.
Japan Times
Jun 21, 2023
The post-American Middle East
The recent cease-fire between Israel and Islamic Jihad, the detente between Iran and Saudi Arabia and the de-escalation in Yemen have all been accomplished with minimal Western involvement.
Japan Times
Jun 21, 2023
Shohei Ohtani named AL Player of the Week for the fifth time
Ohtani's stellar play in the week of June 12 to 18 included hitting .435 with six home runs and 12 RBIs in seven games.
Japan Times
SOCCER / J. League
Jun 18, 2023
How Japan's top soccer league is striving to become a climate leader
As the league continues to grow, and as climate change wreaks havoc on operations, its quest to bring healthier lifestyles to the Japanese public has expanded into environmental issues.
Japan Times
Jun 13, 2023
World Cup winner Kozue Ando claims WE League MVP
Five players made the best eleven from Urawa, including upcoming World Cup hopefuls Hikaru Naomoto and Kiko Seike.


Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan