Hayato Nakama grew up in Reysol’s youth sector, but he played almost a decade in J2 before coming home. Now it’s his time to shine.Read More The prodigal son
One great season to feature in the Best XI, but it was just a sparkle in the dark. In the second episode of this column, we talk about a keeper who took part in history.Read More Lost Treasures – Daijiro Takakuwa
Matsumoto Yamaga are starting from scratch by hiring a new manager and having relased some of their senators. Will it work?Read More A rough patch
Some loans, a return to the second tier and a legend descending to old times: these have been the 10 most interesting signings in the second division.Read More The Market Report – 2020 J2 League
Japanese football fans are active throughout the world in ways you probably can’t even imagine. Transfer market window is a good time to see them in action.Read More Lords of the Transfers – The Company of Signings
From the 13-1 win of Kashiwa against Kyoto to the fascinating duels for promotion, playoffs and relegation: 2019 J2 League never ceased to amaze us.Read More 2019 Regista Awards: J2 League
Jon Ander Serantes didn’t seem like the ideal fit for Avispa, but his season in Fukuoka proves there’s space for more wonder-stories like his.Read More The Basque gatekeeper
One hit-wonder seasons are dangerous, but Leonardo has had another striking year in Niigata and he might be ready to rewrite the history books.Read More Gamble or bet?
The J. League time is over for Marcus Tulio Tanaka, but 2019 will say goodbye to one of the best Japanese interpreters in pro-history.Read More The sweeper-scorer
After seeing many dark seasons, even flirting with relegation chances, Kyoto Sanga are coming back, thanks a new coach and a younger core.Read More The (old) capital strikes back?