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Machida supporters wave giant flags during the team's game against Vissel Kobe at National Stadium in Tokyo on Sunday.
SOCCER / J. League
Apr 18, 2024
Upstart Zelvia shows that, in the J. League, it’s anyone’s game
The fast start by Go Kuroda’s men has highlighted the remarkable parity in the Japanese game when compared with top competitions in Europe.
Kashiwa players celebrate after substitute Kosuke Kinoshita's 83rd-minute winner during the team's game against Kobe on Saturday.
SOCCER / J. League
Mar 2, 2024
Defending champions Vissel Kobe suffer late 1-0 defeat to Kashiwa
No teams will start the new J1 season with two wins following Saturday's games.
Daiju Sasaki scores Kobe's second goal in the second half of their J. League opener on Saturday in Iwata, Shizuoka Prefecture.
SOCCER / J. League
Feb 24, 2024
Title holders Kobe down Iwata to make winning start to J1 season
Koya Yuruki and Daiju Sasaki struck early in each half to pace the defending champions.
Sanfrecce will play its first regular-season match against Urawa on Friday at the brand-new Edion Peace Wing Hiroshima.
SOCCER / J. League
Feb 22, 2024
The J. League is back with a top flight that's bigger than ever
Hiroshima has eyes on the title as the club raises the curtain at a new stadium, but Urawa will be looking to spoil the party starting Friday.
Kawasaki Frontale players celebrate after winning the Super Cup at National Stadium in Tokyo on Saturday.
SOCCER / J. League
Feb 18, 2024
Kawasaki holds off Kobe to lift Super Cup
A fortuitous goal was enough to hand last season's Emperor's Cup winners Kawasaki Frontale a 1-0 win over the reigning J. League champions.
Inter Miami's Lionel Messi in action during a friendly against Vissel Kobe on Wednesday in Tokyo
Feb 7, 2024
Messi wows Tokyo fans days after Hong Kong no-show
Messi's appearance came days after his absence on the pitch in a recent Hong Kong friendly had angered fans there.
Inter Miami forward Lionel Messi speaks during a press conference at a hotel in Tokyo on Tuesday, a day before his team faces Vissel Kobe in a friendly match.
Feb 6, 2024
Messi says leg 'getting better' but could miss Japan match
Inter Miami are set to face Japanese champions Vissel Kobe at Tokyo's National Stadium on Wednesday.
Inter Miami forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal during a match in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in July.
Dec 16, 2023
Inter Miami adds Tokyo stop to Messi tour next February
The Argentine superstar will lead Inter Miami into a match against reigning champions Vissel Kobe at the 60,000-seat National Stadium on Feb. 7.
Vissel Kobe's Yuya Osako scored 22 goals on his way to winning MVP honors.
SOCCER / J. League
Dec 6, 2023
Top scorer Yuya Osako named MVP after Kobe's first J1 title
The 33-year-old scored 22 goals as he started all but two of the 34 J1 games for Kobe.
Vissel Kobe players and fans celebrate the team's J1 title on Saturday at Noevir Stadium.
SOCCER / J. League
Nov 26, 2023
Vissel Kobe found own style and bucked adversity in rise to top
Kobe's maiden J. League title was also the culmination of a sometimes turbulent 28-year journey.
Vissel Kobe players celebrate the club's first top-flight J. League title on Saturday.
Nov 25, 2023
Vissel Kobe win first J. League top division title
Kobe moved up to 68 points with a win over Nagoya Grampus to seal the championship.
Kobe's Yuya Osako celebrates after his goal against Reds at Saitama Stadium on Sunday.
SOCCER / J. League
Nov 13, 2023
Yuya Osako scores dramatic winner to keep Kobe atop J. League
Osako scored a stoppage-time winner from 40 meters as Kobe retained a two-point lead at the top of the J. League first division.
Vissel midfielder Haruya Ide (left) celebrates after scoring the team's second goal against Kashima at the National Stadium in Tokyo on Saturday.
SOCCER / J. League
Oct 21, 2023
Vissel thrashes Antlers with Daiju Sasaki brace to maintain J1 lead
Kobe stayed four games ahead of defending champion F. Marinos as the J. League moves into its final stretch.
Vissel's Yoshinori Muto (left) takes a shot on the F. Marinos goal in Yokohama on Friday.
Sep 29, 2023
Vissel opens up four-point lead with win over F. Marinos
Reigning champion Yokohama saw its hope of a title defense take a strong blow following the shutout loss at Nissan Stadium.
Sanfrecce players celebrate Takaaki Shichi's (third from right) first-half opener against Vissel in Hiroshima on Saturday.
SOCCER / J. League
Sep 17, 2023
Hiroshima beats visiting J1 leader Kobe
The result at Edion Stadium Hiroshima leaves Kobe with just a one-point buffer over second-place Yokohama F. Marinos.
Kobe's Jean Patric (right) scores in the second half of his team's win over Kyoto in Kobe on Sunday.
SOCCER / J. League
Sep 4, 2023
Jean Patric winner sends Kobe to top of J. League standings
Vissel Kobe rallied for a win over Kyoto Sanga on Sunday.
Yuya Osako leads the J. League first division with 18 goals.
SOCCER / J. League
Aug 20, 2023
Vissel's Yuya Osako evens the score with Reysol
The result dropped Vissel into second place on 48 points, two back of defending champions Yokohama F. Marinos.
Yokohama FC midfielder Shion Inoue scores against Kobe during their match in Yokohama on Sunday.
SOCCER / J. League
Aug 7, 2023
Yokohama FC stuns first-place Kobe
Shion Inoue and Ryoya Yamashita struck as Yokohama FC stunned leader Vissel Kobe 2-0 at home in the J. League first division Sunday.
Japan Times
SOCCER / J. League
Jul 23, 2023
Vissel moves one point clear thank to Yuya Osako double
The former Japan international took his tally to a J1-leading 16 goals this term as Vissel, playing its game in hand, moved up to 44 points.
Japan Times
Jul 3, 2023
Andres Iniesta coy on future plans following Vissel Kobe departure
Former Spain and Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has given no indication about his next destination after an emotional departure from Vissel Kobe on Saturday.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals