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JUNYA ITO

Freiburg's Ritsu Doan (left) and Bayer Leverkusen's Exequiel Palacios vie for the ball during a German first division Bundesliga soccer match in Freiburg, Germany, on Sunday.
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Mar 18, 2024
Ito and Doan each score third league goal of the season in Europe
The 31-year-old Ito sealed Reims' 2-1 home win over Metz in Ligue 1 with a fine 79th-minute strike.
Reims' Junya Ito (left) celebrates with teammate Keito Nakamura after scoring during a Ligue 1 match against FC Metz in Reims, France, on Sunday.
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Mar 18, 2024
Ito hailed by coach for 'mental strength' amid sexual assault claim
"He is a key player, undoubtedly one of the best Japanese players at the moment," said Reims coach Will Still.
Junya Ito's lawyers speak to reporters on Monday in the city of Osaka.
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Feb 19, 2024
Junya Ito files lawsuit seeking ¥202 million from women accusing him of sexual assault
Soccer player Junya Ito filed a lawsuit with the Osaka District Court on Monday seeking about ¥202 million in compensation from two women who alleged the winger and his trainer sexually assaulted them last year.
Japan's Hiroki Ito stands on the pitch with his teammates after their loss against Iran in the Asian Cup quarterfinals in Doha on Saturday.
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Feb 5, 2024
Japan's Asian Cup exit raises questions ahead of World Cup qualifiers in North Korea
Former Japan star Keisuke Honda, who was part of the team that won the Asian Cup in 2011, said the country's soccer needed "innovative change."
Japan midfielder Junya Ito has been accused of sexual assault by two women. Ito's laywer says he has denied the claims.
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Feb 2, 2024
Junya Ito again out of Japan squad amid sexual assault allegations
The Japan Football Association had initially said Thursday the player was leaving but then backtracked on that decision later in the day.
Japan midfielder Junya Ito in Wolfsburg, Germany, on Sept. 9. Police have said that an investigation has been launched into claims of sexual assault involving the soccer player, allegations he denies.
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Feb 1, 2024
Ito leaves Japan soccer team after sexual assault claims
Two women claimed Ito sexually assaulted them last year, but the player's lawyer said he has denied their claims
Japan's Junya Ito, seen during the 2022 FIFA World Cup, is accused of involving himself in a sexual act with two women without their consent last year.
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Feb 1, 2024
Japan midfielder Junya Ito accused of sexual assault
Police are probing the allegation, according to a major publisher's news website and an investigative source.
Reims' Junya Ito celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the French L1 football match between FC Nantes and Stade de Reims in Nantes, France, on Saturday.
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Nov 6, 2023
Ito scores second goal of season to send Reims past Nantes
Ito's left-footed volley off substitute Mohamed Daramy's cutback from the left gave Reims the lead in the 75th minute at Stade de la Beaujoire.
Kyogo Furuhashi (center) celebrates after scoring against Tunisia during an international friendly in Kobe on Tuesday.
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Oct 18, 2023
Kyogo Furuhashi, Junya Ito score as Samurai Blue ease past Tunisia
The Samurai Blue expanded their winning streak to six while also earning their first clean sheet in five games.
Keito Nakamura joined Reims on a full transfer, the club announced Thursday.
SOCCER
Aug 11, 2023
Japan forward Keito Nakamura joins Junya Ito at Reims on full transfer
French Ligue 1 club Stade de Reims announced the signing of Japanese forward Keito Nakamura on a full transfer from LASK in the Austrian top flight on Thursday.
Japan Times
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Jun 21, 2023
Lively Japan thumps Peru to end June friendlies on high
The Samurai Blue followed up their 6-0 win over El Salvador with a 4-1 finish in front of an appreciative crowd at Panasonic Stadium Suita.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Dec 2, 2022
Japan adds another thrilling chapter to World Cup story with improbable victory over Spain
Japan's win sends the Samurai Blue into the round of 16 as the Group E winner. The team's next challenge is a showdown with Group F runner-up Croatia.
Japan Times
SOCCER / From the Spot
Jun 7, 2022
Spirited defense against Brazil offers Japan hope for success in Qatar
Monday's narrow loss showed the Samurai Blue's back line can endure against some of the world's best players, even if the team is still looking for a reliable attacking spark.
Japan Times
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Jun 6, 2022
Brazil narrowly beats Japan through late Neymar penalty
The Samurai Blue held out until the 77th minute, when the Paris Saint-Germain star stutter-stepped his way to the penalty spot before chipping the ball past Japan keeper Shuichi Gonda.
Japan Times
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Apr 4, 2022
Japan wingers Junya Ito and Kaoru Mitoma star in Belgian top-flight wins
Ito, the standout performer for Japan as they qualified for their seventh-straight World Cup finals, scored Genk's third goal during their trouncing of Eupen at home.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Feb 2, 2022
Takumi Minamino and Junya Ito gave Japan vital win over Saudi Arabia
The Samurai Blue moved up to 18 points, one behind Saudi Arabia, and can clinch their seventh straight berth at the finals by beating third-place Australia.
Japan Times
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Jan 28, 2022
Japan beats China to remain second in World Cup qualifying group
The win at Saitama Stadium kept manager Hajime Moriyasu's side second in the group with 15 points from seven games.
Japan Times
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Dec 17, 2021
Junya Ito scores third goal of season in Genk win
Junya Ito provided an assist before scoring his third goal of the season as Genk beat Charleroi 4-2 at home in the Belgian top-flight on Thursday.
Japan Times
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Nov 17, 2021
Japan beats Oman to return to automatic World Cup spot
Junya Ito's goal earned the Samurai Blue a third win in a row and avenged their home defeat to Oman in September at the start of Asia's final group qualifying stage.
Japan Times
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Oct 25, 2020
Japan midfielder Junya Ito tests positive for coronavirus
Japan midfielder Junya Ito has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is currently undergoing quarantine measures, his Belgian first-division team Genk said Saturday.

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