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J League
Football Appreciation in Japan
15:00 Friday 18th May 2018

Having lived in the land of the Rising Sun for some seven months now, I feel I can document the glory and oddities which are bestowed to this nation’s football following. The idea of football is still a relatively new mainstream concept.…

J League
An IRAIW Interview with Quenten Martinus
22:00 Friday 2nd February 2018

The J.League is set to return in just under a month’s time. One very exciting player in the Land of the Rising Sun is Curacao international Quenten Martinus. Martinus first came to my attention when I knew I was moving to Yokohama.…

J League
Urawa’s shot at Redemption: the Japanese Super Cup
12:45 Friday 17th February 2017

Urawa Red Diamonds are likely to still be sore from the last day of last season. They went the distance and were one of the best teams throughout the whole campaign, but lost the title in the endgame via away goals. This winner-take-all curtain…

Champions League
How will the Japanese clubs fair in the Asian Champions League?
14:00 Thursday 16th February 2017

The J.League are one of the most represented associations in the Asian Champions League with a team in every western region group. Although a Japanese side hasn't won the continental title in nine years since Gamba Osaka won it back in 2008,…

Match Reports
Urawa Red Diamonds take one goal advantage into deciding game of J.League season.
09:45 Wednesday 30th November 2016

The J.League's conclusion is a mere few days away. The first leg of the overall final has already taken place, Urawa Red Diamonds won away from home, 1-0, to take a slender lead back to the Saitama. This Wednesday played witness to the first…