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4 Things to Know About the Japanese Footballer Known As ‘The Jaguar’

Having just recently scored a backheel goal in the Rio 2016 Olympics, this 21-year-old player is set to be one of Japan’s brightest rising star in soccer. Takuma Asano Barely anyone outside of Japan has heard of the name Takuma Asano. He was a normal regular player in the J1 League up until July 2016…

Learn About Japan’s Original Game of Football: Kemari

Ball games are popular all around the world and Japan is no exception. During the Heian Period (9th till 12th century AD) a non-competitive sport known as ‘kemari’ was extremely popular. It was so popular that it has even been revived in the modern times. The objective of the game is to have the ball…

The Pride of Japanese Sports World – Yokohama F. Marinos!

The majority of people are familiar with Samurai Blue, Japan’s national football team that represents the country outside among other nations. Sports in Japan is well favored, having a number of enthusiastic viewers whether in their own houses or stadiums.   f-marinos.com/ But aside from Samurai Blue, there is also a number of other football…

5 Famous Japanese Footballers Playing Abroad

The Samurai Blue are one of the strongest teams in Asia, having won the AFC Asian Cup four times, and always progressing to at least the group stage level of FIFA World Cup since 1998. Majority of the Japanese national team members play in the J-League but slowly and steadily the trend of playing abroad…

Football Lovers Check Out a Live Kyoto Sanga Game!

Even though baseball is considered the national sport of Japan, football (or soccer) is also very popular. Surprisingly, most Japanese football supporters, usually follow a team from abroad in the big leagues, such as the Premier league in the United Kingdom or La Liga in Spain. As well as supporting teams from abroad, the way…