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1 June 2016
Hasebe: Japan will not take Euro rejects lightly
Japan take on Bulgaria in Kirin Cup Soccer, with Bosnia-Herzegovina taking on Denmark in the other semi-final.
26 April 2016
FourFourTwo's Asia 50: Players 40-31
It's time for the next 10 players in our countdown as we work our way towards No.1. In this section, we discover a Japanese veteran ageing with aplomb, an ambitious War Elephant and a host of European-based talents...
14 May 2015
Charting the Teutonic migration: Why Asia's best and brightest flock to the Bundesliga
With a Bundesliga stacked with Asian talent, Uli Hesse tells the story of how Germany became the promised land for Asia's best players...
5 November 2014
Hasebe, Endo, Konno recalled by Japan
Japan coach Javier Aguirre recalled veterans Makoto Hasebe, Yasuhito Endo and Yasuyuki Konno to his squad on Wednesday.
26 June 2014
Sorry to the Japan fans - Hasebe
Japan captain Makoto Hasebe has apologised to the nation's supporters after the side bowed out of the FIFA World Cup.
24 June 2014
Zaccheroni calls for focus on 'crucial game'
Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni told his team to forget about their FIFA World Cup so far and focus on Tuesday's clash against Colombia.
12 June 2014
Hasebe available for Ivory Coast battle
Japan captain Makoto Hasebe has declared himself fit for their FIFA World Cup opener against Ivory Coast in Recife on Saturday.
6 June 2014
Zaccheroni unfazed by fitness concerns
Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni insists his team remain on track for the FIFA World Cup despite fitness concerns over some of his players.
2 June 2014
Eintracht Frankfurt seal Hasebe swoop
Eintracht Frankfurt have completed the signing of Nuremberg midfielder Makoto Hasebe on a two-year deal.
28 April 2014
Hasebe unsure over World Cup return
Japan captain Makoto Hasebe is unsure when he will recover from a knee injury with the FIFA World Cup on the horizon.