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.
Lucas Torreira showed off some silky skills for his country at the Copa America as Uruguay drew 2-2 with Japan.
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.
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.
Takuma Asano could get an unlikely call up to the Japan squad to replace Shinji Okazaki who picked up a calf injury.
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.
Three Arsenal players were involved in international duty for their respective countries on Wednesday evening. So how did they fare?
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.
Calum Chambers, Rob Holding, Takuma Asano and Hector Bellerin have all featured for their respective countries during the interlul so far.
Takuma Asano has scored for Japan yet again - this time during their 2-0 win over Thailand in their World Cup 2018 Qualifier.
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'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.
Unfortunately, Takuma Asano's Japan were knocked out of the Rio 2016 Olympics on Wednesday night.
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 was a comparatively jam-packed day with deals happening left, right and centre, as well as the usual gossip-guff.
Takuma Asano got his Olympics off to a great start with a goal against Nigeria in their opener.
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.
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.
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