Kashima beats Kofu to move into Emperor's Cup semifinals

Soccer Nov 21, 2018

Kashima beats Kofu to move into Emperor's Cup semifinals

Recent Asian Champions League winners Kashima Antlers kept the good times rolling in the Emperor's Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday, beating J. League second-division team Ventforet Kofu 1-0. The win sets up a final-four meeting against Urawa Reds on Dec. 5, with Kashima hoping to add ...

Kofu's Michibuchi arrested on suspicion of assaulting woman

Soccer / J. League Jul 28, 2017

Kofu's Michibuchi arrested on suspicion of assaulting woman

Ventforet Kofu midfielder Ryohei Michibuchi has been arrested on suspicion of beating a female acquaintance, the first-division club said Friday. According to police, the 23-year-old Michibuchi has admitted to the charges. He is being detained on suspicion of punching the woman in the face and ...

Fitness club Curves Japan champions food drives for charities

National May 18, 2017

Fitness club Curves Japan champions food drives for charities

A women-only fitness club franchise has been promoting food drives among its members, aimed at getting housewives and others to donate nonperishable items to foster care facilities, food banks and other charities. Since 2007, Curves Japan has been conducting annual food drives with the cooperation ...

Ventforet beat Consadole for second straight win

Soccer / J. League Apr 2, 2017

Ventforet beat Consadole for second straight win

Two well-taken goals gave Ventforet Kofu their second straight win in the J. League first division on Sunday, dispatching promoted Consadole Sapporo 2-0 at home in the day's only fixture. Veteran midfielder Akihiro Hyodo scored a delightful volley in the 42nd minute and Brazilian defender ...

Gamba salvage draw with Ventforet in season opener

Soccer / J. League Feb 26, 2017

Gamba salvage draw with Ventforet in season opener

Former Japan international Yasuyuki Konno rescued a point for Gamba Osaka in their J. League season opener on Sunday, scoring a last-gasp equalizer in a 1-1 draw at home to modest Ventforet Kofu. Kofu took the lead on 55 minutes when Masaru Matsuhashi rifled Yusuke ...

Cerezo target J. League upset

Soccer / J. League Feb 23, 2017

Cerezo target J. League upset

by Andrew McKirdy

The following is the first of a two-part preview for the upcoming J. League season. Team-by-team previews of the nine lowest-ranking teams competing in the first division are listed. YOKOHAMA F. MARINOS Last season: 10th Marinos fans had high expectations when the City Football Group that owns ...