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Almost-shocker! Japan scrapes past Turkmenistan

Almost-shocker! Japan scrapes past Turkmenistan

The opening match of Group F saw Japan defeat Turkmenistan 3-2 in front of, officially, 5,725 people at Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi. 10 Jan 2019
RWC19: Get a taste for Japan

RWC19: Get a taste for Japan

Experiencing the flavours of Kyushu will be an essential part of every fan’s trip to the 2019 Japan Rugby World Cup. 4 Dec 2018
The secrets in store at Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup

The secrets in store at Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup

Japan is hosting the 2019 Rugby World Cup from next September – but what does the country have in store for visiting fans? 15 Nov 2018
Arnold: Asian Cup Failure is not an Option

Arnold: Asian Cup Failure is not an Option

Heading in to January’s Asian Cup, Socceroos coach Graham Arnold expects Australia to defend and retain their 2015 title. 8 Nov 2018
Hayley Padget scores on winning debut

Hayley Padget scores on winning debut

Victorian Hayley Padget scored on her international debut as the Hockeyroos recorded a winning start to their Four Nations Tournament with a 2-0 victory over hosts Japan in Ibaraki. 13 Sep 2018
What Honda will bring to the league...

What Honda will bring to the league...

Melbourne Victory captain Carl Valeri says Keisuke Honda will bring the offensive flair the A-League lacks. 17 Aug 2018
Hockeyroos Turn Focus To Olympics With Japan Four Nations

Hockeyroos Turn Focus To Olympics With Japan Four Nations

The Hockeyroos will compete in the Four Nations Women's Ibaraki International Tournament in Japan next month. 15 Aug 2018
Honda: I almost retired

Honda: I almost retired

New Melbourne Victory marquee signing Keisuke Honda admits he was contemplating quitting football after the World Cup until a meeting with his new coach Kevin Muscat. 15 Aug 2018
Melbourne Victory marquee Keisuke Honda takes charge of Cambodia

Melbourne Victory marquee Keisuke Honda takes charge of Cambodia

Japan and Melbourne Victory star Keisuke Honda has been appointed as Cambodia national football team’s general manager. 13 Aug 2018
Keisuke Honda: Why I signed for Melbourne Victory

Keisuke Honda: Why I signed for Melbourne Victory

New A-League superstar Keisuke Honda says he cannot wait to get started at Melbourne Victory and admitted he never thought he would play in Australia. 6 Aug 2018
Keisuke Honda's set to sign for Melbourne Victory tomorrow...

Keisuke Honda's set to sign for Melbourne Victory tomorrow...

Japan star Keisuke Honda is set to be unveiled by Melbourne Victory as the biggest marquee star in the club's history tomorrow morning. 5 Aug 2018
Pic Special: Matildas v Japan ToN

Pic Special: Matildas v Japan ToN

The Matildas finished their final match of the Tournament of Nations with a 2-0 victory over Japan. 3 Aug 2018
Three things we learnt: Matildas vs Japan

Three things we learnt: Matildas vs Japan

The Matildas beat Japan 2-0 in their final Tournament of Nations clash...but it wasn't quite enough to retain the trophy, with the USA grabbing the silverware thanks to a thumping 4-1 win over Brazil. But what did we learn from the Australian performance? 3 Aug 2018
Melbourne Victory close to Honda deal - reports

Melbourne Victory close to Honda deal - reports

Japanese legend Keisuke Honda is on the verge of signing with A-League outfit Melbourne Victory, according to reports. 19 Jul 2018
Leckie named a 'breakout star' of the World Cup

Leckie named a 'breakout star' of the World Cup

US broadcaster ESPN has included Socceroo Matt Leckie among their "breakout stars" of the 2018 World Cup. 9 Jul 2018
Japanese FA won't ask Nishino to stay

Japanese FA won't ask Nishino to stay

Japan head coach Akira Nishino is set to leave the national team at the end of July after his contract expires, according to the president of the national FA. 5 Jul 2018
Australian midfielder exits J.League club

Australian midfielder exits J.League club

Former World Cup Socceroo Ben Halloran is on the lookout for a new club after he was released from his contract with Japanese club V-Varen Nagasaki. 5 Jul 2018
De Bruyne, Courtois Train With Belgium Following Japan Win at World Cup

De Bruyne, Courtois Train With Belgium Following Japan Win at World Cup

DEDOVSK, July 4 (Sputnik) - Midfielder Kevin De Bruyne was one of the few players, who played in Belgium's 3-2 comeback win over Japan, to take part in the team's first training session since the round of 16 match, a Sputnik correspondent reported Wednesday. 5 Jul 2018
Japan cleaned up at 'every one' of their games

Japan cleaned up at 'every one' of their games

Japan's players cleaned up their changing rooms after each of their World Cup matches, according to one of the tournament's organising committee members. 4 Jul 2018
Japan captain Hasebe retires from international football

Japan captain Hasebe retires from international football

Japan midfielder and captain Makoto Hasebe announced his retirement from international football on Tuesday, following his team round of 16 exit from the World Cup. 4 Jul 2018
Japan owe World Cup success to coach Nishino - Football Association

Japan owe World Cup success to coach Nishino - Football Association

President of Japanese Football Association Kohzo Tashima said the team's head coach Akira Nishino helped Japan do so well at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. 3 Jul 2018