One year ago, they seem both solid candidates for the national team. Today the histories of Kosuke Nakamura and Mu Kanazaki seem to tell something different.Read More The tides have turned
Whether he leaves or not, Takefusa Kubo is already drawing a lot of attention in Japan, the same country launching him into stardom.Read More The Japanese erasmus
27 years after the birth of pro-football in Japan, it’s time for the next step. This can happen despite the defeat in Abu Dhabi against Qatar.Read More We’re ready for Phase 2
Patric is currently owning the J. League, living a MVP-season and leading Sanfrecce Hiroshima to the title. Most of all, though, his dream seems to be Japan-releated.Read More The Nipo-Brasileiro dream
Happy new year, and welcome back to J.League Regista for 2017! With the J.League kicking off in a month’s time, it is time to start looking forward to what is in store this year. It promises to be yet another interesting year across the Japanese football spectrum, from the top of J1, to the race […]Read More A-Z of J.League 2017
In general, Japan’s Olympic athletes have surpassed expectations. But the footballers came home before Usain Bolt had laced up his Pumas, before Britain dominated the velodrome and before Ryan Lochte got robbed/not robbed/vandalized a toilet/lied to investigators (delete as appropriate). Let’s take a look back at what went wrong for Teguramori and Japan’s olympic football […]Read More Not so Rio grand….
No, not the newest bizarre event to be welcomed into the Olympics, but more a debate on the make up of Japan’s Olympic football squad. Regista invited opinions from four people on said squad. The people are: Stuart Smith – FC Gifu cheerleader Sam Robson – J.League analyst at Football Radar Gabriele Anello – Regista’s […]Read More The Olympic round table
So, it has been announced. Here are the 18 players that will represent Japan at the Rio Olympic games, starting in August. Goalkeepers: Masatoshi Kushibiki – Kashima Antlers The tall goalkeeper is on loan at the J.League 1 first stage winners, but has yet to make an appearance this year, although he did play all […]Read More Japan’s Olympic squad
In the second part of our look at what happened to the 2012 London Olympic squad, @NelloSplendor and @sushi_football take a look at the midfielders & forwards that coach Sekizuka took to the capital of the UK. Yūki Ōtsu Club at the time: Borussia Mönchengladbach (GER) Current club: Kashiwa Reysol If we have to […]Read More Where are they now? London 2012 squad continued…..
Back in the summer of 2012, Japan’s mens Olympic team headed into the competition with high hopes. On paper at least, Japan had the look of a decent squad with quite a few potential full national team starters in it. But what happened to those players? Quite a lot, as it happens. Who made the […]Read More Where are they now? 2012 Olympic edition