Pacey and quick: PSV starlet can shine bright for Japan soon

A lot of the talent from Japanese football is currently found in countries like Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. There is no shortage of it, as Japanese players develop and move to greener pastures to make a name for themselves.…

Mr Reliable: Bologna youngster presents Japanese football’s future

Takehiro Tomiyasu was one of the best young signings in Serie A. The Bologna man came to the club from Belgian club Sint-Truiden having already become a regular for the Japanese national team. While he wasn’t seen to be someone…

‘Icon in his homeland’- Makoto Hasebe is a unique Japanese hero in Germany

For some Bundesliga fans, Makoto Hasebe has been just another Bundesliga player who has been around for about 12 years now. He has plied his trade with two clubs during this time, without taking too much spotlight. But for many…