Japan

21 July 2017
They have emerged as S.League powerhouses in recent years and chairman Daisuke Korenaga is looking to build on that success by ‘localising’ the club. The 40-year old explains to Deepanraj Ganesan his plans...
21 July 2017
Often described as the sleeping giant of Southeast Asian football, we’re about to get a taste of just how far the Philippines have stirred as they face two huge tournaments over the next month.
7 July 2017
Following Thailand star Chanathip Songkrasin’s move to J-League 1, FFT takes a look at previous ASEAN players who made similar breakthroughs there and how they fared...
13 June 2017
It’s not everyday you get to play a top ranked team, as Singapore did when they faced world No.2 Argentina. While the Lions failed to put up a fight on Tuesday night, here are seven other notable matches when they did so...
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13 June 2017
Japan's final two World Cup qualifying games against Australia and Saudi Arabia will be crucial after they let slip a 1-0 lead away to Iraq.
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7 June 2017
Shinji Kagawa hurt his shoulder in Japan's draw with Syria and could miss next week's World Cup qualifying match against Iraq.
31 May 2017
We've already shown you Asia's 50 best footballers, as chosen by our expert panel. Now we've pinpointed the top 10 strikers, the guys paid the big bucks to hit the back of the net on a regular basis. Those that spend time as wingers need not apply, so the likes of Wu Lei and Son Heung-Min didn't make the cut...
26 May 2017
The majority of footballers all over the globe are desperate to travel to the brighter lights and bigger salaries usually on offer in Europe. But for West Asians that isn't always the case and John Duerden explored the reasons why...
23 May 2017
In a few short weeks, Thai superstar Chanathip Songkrasin will finally make his way to Japan to compete in the J.League, and there are signs it could be a match made in heaven. 
23 May 2017
In the second installment of this year's annual series, we venture through the English Premier League, the Bundesliga and the A-League and also check in with a J.League-bound superstar. 

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