Latest news about Japan

Argentina hold Japan for historic first World Cup point

2019-06-10 22:18

Japan failed to break down a determined and well-organised Argentine defence in Paris in the first goalless draw of the Women's World Cup.

Japan name new coach after SWC heroics

2018-07-26 13:45

Japan named Olympic coach Hajime Moriyasu as their new national football boss.

Japan's Honda founds venture fund with Will Smith

2018-07-18 09:38

Japanese footballer Keisuke Honda is swapping football for finance, after launching a venture capital fund with Hollywood star Will Smith.

Japan boss blasts SWC haters, eyes new coach

2018-07-05 11:56

Japan's football chief took aim at critics of the Blue Samurai after the team's Soccer World Cup return and confirmed he was on the lookout for a new...

Japan captain retiring after SWC dreams dashed

2018-07-04 10:11

Japan captain Makoto Hasebe has announced his retirement from the national team, on the heels of the squad's heartbreaking ejection from the SWC in a...

'Japan nearly slayed the giant' in dramatic defeat

2018-07-03 10:35

From Tokyo bars to a Buddhist temple, for millions of Japanese fans the emotions were the same - pinch-me optimism to crushing disappointment.

PICS: Japanese fans break down in tears after World Cup heartache

2018-07-03 09:30

Japanese fans were left in tears following their side's stunning elimination from the Soccer World Cup.

Japan stunned by manner of defeat, admits coach

2018-07-03 08:23

Japan coach Akira Nishino admitted his desperate disappointment after seeing the Blue Samurai bow out of the World Cup in a defeat to Belgium.

Stunned silence in Tokyo as Japan SWC dream ends

2018-07-03 07:21

As dawn broke in Tokyo, Japan fans had dared to believe their team was about to make World Cup history. But a few minutes later, the dream was over.

'No negatives' says Martinez after Belgium's epic fightback

2018-07-02 22:45

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez said he was deeply proud after his team hit back from 2-0 down to beat Japan and claim a place in the World Cup...

Belgium beat Japan at the death in last 16 thriller

2018-07-02 21:55

Belgium defeated Japan in a World Cup Round of 16 thriller as Nacer Chadli grabbed a dramatic winner in stoppage time to break Japanese hearts.

Kagawa has Belgium in sights after identity blunder

2018-07-02 10:22

Shinji Kagawa has Belgium in his sights for the last 16 clash after the Red Devils' Twitter account confused him with wrestler Shinsuke Nakamura.

Japan bidding to make SWC history, says coach

2018-07-01 20:59

Japan have the spirit and mentality to reach the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time in their history, coach Akira Nishino said.

JFA boss lauds Japan's 'fair play' amid World Cup row

2018-06-29 12:07

Japan's football chief has saluted the team for its "fair play" as debate rages over the manner in which the Blue Samurai booked their spot in the...