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J2 and the Gauntlet of Hate
09:00 Wednesday 21st November 2018

Football bureaucracy is terrible, isn’t it? Procedural hindrances plague Japan’s football system like you wouldn’t believe. J2 took a body blow goal to its autonomy at season's end, this year. Let us file the paperwork…

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Kanagawa Classic: Yokohama F. Marinos vs. Shonan Bellmare
20:00 Thursday 19th April 2018

The people of Kanagawa are a lucky bunch. The big port city of Yokohama on their doorstep and the beachy surroundings of rural Shonan. They’ve even got Kawasaki who won the league last year, but that’s another story. To get to the…

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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.…

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J.League 2017 Match Day Two continues familiar theme
18:00 Thursday 9th March 2017

Japan's football season, the J.League kicked off last week; seemingly nothing went to the usual plot. This round of fixtures continued along the same theme with a surprising set of results. The weekend's action started with the conventional…