Latest news about Japan

Aguirre sacked amid match-fix claims

2015-02-03 12:00

Japan's football authorities have sacked coach Javier Aguirre, amid claims he was involved in match-fixing.

Japan coach to feel Uruguay bite

2014-09-04 07:48

Japan coach Javier Aguirre claims the Asian champions are "starting from zero" as he takes charge for the first time.

Kagawa's United doubts grow

2014-08-26 10:44

Shinji Kagawa prepares for Japan's first friendly under new coach Javier Aguirre, as doubts deepened over his future at Man United.

Kagawa's United doubts grow

2014-08-26 10:32

Shinji Kagawa prepares for Japan's first friendly under new coach Javier Aguirre, as doubts deepened over his future at Man United.

Aguirre named new Japan coach

2014-07-24 14:02

Japan Football Association names Mexican Javier Aguirre as new head coach to replace Alberto Zaccheroni.

Japan play hardball with target Aguirre

2014-07-02 07:57

Japan's football supremos have refused to offer Mexico's Javier Aguirre a four-year contract to coach the national team.

Aguirre to replace Zaccheroni as Japan coach

2014-06-30 10:43

Mexican Javier Aguirre is set to replace Alberto Zaccheroni as Japan coach following his resignation after Japan's exit from the World Cup.

Kagawa: Japan's exit pathetic

2014-06-25 10:58

Shinji Kagawa slammed Japan's World Cup elimination as "pathetic" after Tuesday's thrashing by Colombia in their final group game.

Colombia down Japan

2014-06-25 00:26

Colombia sealed their place in the World Cup last 16 on Tuesday following a 4-1 win over Japan, clinching top spot in group C.

As it happened: Japan v Colombia

2014-06-25 00:00

A recap of the match between Japan and Colombia where the winner went into the Round of 16.

Kagawa hoping for central role

2014-06-23 20:01

Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa is hoping he'll be able to start in his desired role in their final group match against Colombia.

Honda: Japan lacked of ideas

2014-06-20 10:38

Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda slammed the team's lack of creativity following goalless SWC draw against Greece.

Greece keep Japan at bay

2014-06-20 02:31

Ten-man Greece have held Japan to a goalless draw in a largely forgettable Soccer World Cup Group C clash.

As it happened: Japan v Greece

2014-06-20 02:00

A recap of the scoring and commentary on the SWC match between Japan and Greece.

Blue Samurai must go all out

2014-06-17 10:45

Former Japan Captain Hidetoshi Nakata says that the Blue Samurai need to think, "What kind of football they're trying to play".