Tag: Japan

Japan to set female staff targets for new league

Japan's newly formed fully professional women's league will require that at least half the staff roles at clubs are filled by women when it kicks-off its first season in September 2021.
Japan's Shoya Nakajima(R) is challenged by Uruguay's Lucas Torreira during the Copa America football tournament Group C match at the Gremio Arena Stadium in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on June 20, 2019. (Photo by Carl DE SOUZA / AFP)

Lucas Torreira sets up Luis Suarez with lovely backheel flick

Lucas Torreira showed off some silky skills for his country at the Copa America as Uruguay drew 2-2 with Japan.
NARASHINO, JAPAN - MAY 21: Takuma Asano of Japan in action during a Japan training session at Akitsu Football Field on May 21, 2018 in Narashino, Chiba, Japan. (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)

Asano pays emotional tribute to victims after earthquake forces Japan-Chile match cancellation

Takuma Asano has paid tribute to those affected by an earthquake in Japan, which forced his country to cancel an international friendly against Chile scheduled for this Friday.
NARASHINO, JAPAN - MAY 21: Takuma Asano of Japan in action during a Japan training session at Akitsu Football Field on May 21, 2018 in Narashino, Chiba, Japan. (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)

Updated FIFA world rankings likely to stop Arsenal man receiving work permit

Takuma Asano's struggles to obtain a work permit to play for Arsenal are likely to continue, after FIFA released their updated world rankings on Thursday.

Arsenal youngster expected to get surprise emergency World Cup call

Takuma Asano could get an unlikely call up to the Japan squad to replace Shinji Okazaki who picked up a calf injury.

Arsenal in the summer: Complete run-down of Arsenal players in action

With so many Arsenal players potentially away on international duty, we took a look at the matches you should keep an eye out for this summer.

Arsenal’s international roundup: Ospina kept busy in goal, Monreal and Asano both subs for...

Three Arsenal players were involved in international duty for their respective countries on Wednesday evening. So how did they fare?

Alexis Sanchez stars, Calamity Kos, Elneny scores & more: Arsenal international round up [with...

Alexis Sanchez, Laurent Koscielny, Olivier Giroud, Mohamed Elneny, David Ospina, Joel Campbell and Ainsley Maitland-Niles have all been in action for the respective countries.

Four Arsenal men feature for their countries

Calum Chambers, Rob Holding, Takuma Asano and Hector Bellerin have all featured for their respective countries during the interlul so far.

Watch: Arsenal loanee scores superb goal for country

Takuma Asano has scored for Japan yet again - this time during their 2-0 win over Thailand in their World Cup 2018 Qualifier.

Arsenal's new striker sees perfectly good goal not given in 'shock' defeat

Takuma Asano had to watch on as a he scored a perfectly good goal for Japan that was not given as the officials did not think it crossed the line.

Thursday Arsenal recap: Mustafi almost done, Mahrez merry-go-round + more

Thursday's headlines were dominated by the news that Shkodran Mustafi's agent confirmed an agreement between his client and Arsenal but other stuff happened to, believe it or not.

Disappointment for Arsenal star as country crash out of Rio 2016

Unfortunately, Takuma Asano's Japan were knocked out of the Rio 2016 Olympics on Wednesday night.

Quick watch: New Arsenal striker scores again in Rio

Takuma Asano isn't letting Serge Gnabry steal all the Arsneal headlines from the Olympics as he grabbed his second of the tournament with another lovely takent effort.

Friday Arsenal recap – New signing, the latest on Griezmann and Lacazette + more

Friday was a comparatively jam-packed day with deals happening left, right and centre, as well as the usual gossip-guff.

Watch: New Arsenal striker scores in goal crazy game

Takuma Asano got his Olympics off to a great start with a goal against Nigeria in their opener.

‘I’m ecstatic!’ says new Arsenal striker signing

Takuma Asano has revealed that he is ‘ecstatic’ at how things have turned out for him recently despite being initially unsure about accepting a move to Arsenal because he wasn’t sure about moving abroad.

Forward delays national team meetup ahead of Arsenal move

Takuma Asano will not travel to Rio with the Japanese Olympic team prompting speculation that he will be swinging past Arsenal to get a few snaps of him in an Arsenal kit first on his way to Brazil.

England's harrowing World Cup exit

England Women exited the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup with an unlucky and undeserved 2-1 semi-final defeat to holders Japan. They will contest the...

Japanese winger released by Arsenal signs for St. Pauli

by Lewis Ambrose It has been confirmed by FC St. Pauli that Ryo Miyaichi has joined them, signing a three year contract. The 22 year-old joined...