Japanese Football & J.League
For the latest J. League news and results on Japan's J.League and the Japanese national team.
All the action from J.1 and J.2, plus Japanese players overseas.
Japan World Cup 2010 Team Profile
Japan national team
World Cup team profile.
Nagoya Grampus play the semi-final
of the ACL.
Leandro Exits Gamba
Gamba striker Leandro leaves Osaka
for Qatari club al-Sadd.
Australia v Japan Match Report
Socceroos grab the bragging rights
with a 2-1 win at the MCG.
The revamped J-League League Cup
is facing an image crisis with clubs and fans.
J-League teams crush their A-League
counterparts in the latest round of Asian Champions League games.
J. League Preview 2009
2009 J. League preview - all the
teams and their prospects ahead of the new season.
Japan v Australia Match Report
Stalemate in the Japan v Australia
qualifier in Yokohama.
Japan v Australia Preview
Verbal spats ahead of the crucial
Japan v Australia qualifier in Yokohama.
J. League Player Awards 2008
J. League Player Awards: The
best 10 players in the 2008 J-League season.
J. League Awards 2008
J. League Awards: The best
and the worst of the 2008 season.
Emperor's Cup 2009
Gamba Osaka v Kashiwa Reysol:
Gamba claim the last trophy of the year after an exhausting season.
Oita Trinita v Shimizu S-Pulse:
Oita win their first ever trophy at the National Stadium in Tokyo.
J. League Interview
Interview with a Shimizu S-Pulse
fan: Yuichi Korenaga discusses the J-League, Shimizu and Japan's
Japan v Uzbekistan
Japan v Uzbekistan: only a
1-1 draw and the vultures are circling for the hapless Okada.
Japan's national team coach Takeshi
Okada is under pressure to get Japan to the 2010 World Cup.
World Cup Asian Qualifying Zone
Japan meet Australia in the
final round of Asian qualification for the 2010 World Cup.
J. League Blogs
The best of J. League blogs
and Japanese soccer fan sites.
Shimizu S-Pulse v Jubilo Iwata
ends all square at Nihondaira.
Gert Engels Interview
Gert Engels is
relieved after Urawa win their first game of the new season.
J. League Preview 2008
J. League preview we look at all
the J-1 teams and their prospects ahead of the new season.
Urawa Reds' coach Osieck reflects
on the Reds' calamitous end to the J-League season.
J-League Champions 2007
Kashima Antlers are the 2007
Holger Osieck Interview
Urawa Reds beat Sepahan in the
Asian Champions League final.
Urawa Reds v Seongnam Ilwha in ACL
Urawa Reds beat Seongnam Ilwha in
a thrilling Asian Champions League semi-final.
Asian Cup 2007 Japan v Australia Preview
Japan take on
Australia in the most-eagerly awaited quarter-final of the Asian
Ivica Osim meets the foreign press
pack in Tokyo as Japan prepare for the 2007 Asian Cup.
Ardija On The Up in J.1
Ardija On The Up - At last Robert
Verbeek's hard work as Omiya Ardija's coach is showing signs of
paying off as the team climbs out of the J-1 cellar.
Sef Vergoosen Interview
Nagoya Grampus' Dutch coach Sef Vergoosen
discusses his three year plan for perennial underachievers Nagoya
Robert Verbeek Interview
Omiya Ardija's new Dutch coach Robert
Verbeek discusses his tough start to the season and his more
famous brother Pim.
J. League Preview 2007
J. League Preview 2007 - A look
at the teams and their prospects ahead of the new J.League season.
Transfer Scene 2007
All the latest J-League transfer
news as Santos and Miyamoto leave for Austria and Paolo Wanchope
joins FC Tokyo.
Emperor's Cup Final 2007
Urawa Reds edged the Emperor's Cup
in a disappointing match against Gamba Osaka at Tokyo National Stadium.
J-League Nabisco League Cup 2006
JEF United retained the Nabisco League
Cup in a hard-fought match against Kashima Antlers at Tokyo
J-League Soccer Stadiums
J-League Soccer Stadiums -
A travel guide to J-League soccer stadiums - getting there by public
transport, ground capacity and history.
J-League 13 Years On
J-League 13 Years On - The J-League reaches puberty at last.
A personal look back at the last decade and a bit of Japan's J.League.
J-League Match Report - Shimizu S-Pulse v Ventforet
Shimizu S-Pulse take on local
rivals Ventforet at Nihondaira Stadium (19/8/06).
J-League Match Report - Sanfrecce Hiroshima
v Shimizu S-Pulse
Shimizu S-Pulse started
the J-League second stage in style with a win over Sanfrecce Hiroshima
at the Big Arch (12/8/06).
Japan National Team Post Mortem
Japan had a poor World Cup in 2006 - John Herbert looks at the
J. League Preview 2006
J. League Preview 2006 - C. Ogawa
on the teams, the fans, the stadiums, and who will win it all.
Asian Teams Disappoint In Germany
Asian Teams Disappoint - Europe
and South American teams have dominated at World Cup 2006; no Asian
teams reached the second round with the exception, sort of, of new
Japan Strikers Draw A Blank
Japan Strikers Draw A Blank -
Will Marquand on wa + the group ethic = no great Japanese
John Herbert thinks confidence will be key for Zico's men in Germany.
first season at Glasgow Celtic.
J. League For Dummies
J. League For Dummies -
Liam Ring explains the names, the teams, the fans, the stadiums
and how to get tickets.
J. League Preview 2005
J. League Preview 2005 - Naheen
Madarbakus & Liam Ring report on what to look for in the 2005
History of Japanese Soccer
History of Japanese
Soccer - Christopher Hood looks back at the history of Japanese
football, on both club and national level.
Gert Engels Interviews
Ex-Kyoto Purple Sanga coach, Gert Engels talked to Soccerphile
in 2002 and
again in 2003.
Ex-Spurs and England midfielder Steve
Perryman talks about his time in the J.League with Shimizu S-Pulse
and Kashiwa Reysol.
J. League Links
J. League Links
- Links to J.League related sites.
Japan's World Cup Venues and Stadiums
Japan's World Cup Venues
and Stadiums - Japan's 10 venues and stadiums for the 2002 World
J. League Ref
Soccerphile interviews Leslie
Mottram - a former J. League referee and now refereeing inspector
for the J.League.
Kawaguchi endured an unhappy time in England with Portsmouth.
In the run up to the 2002 World Cup coach Philippe Trousier took
the national team to Europe to play France
Images From The Japanese J-League