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J League
In Yokohama, there is a stadium that has divided a city
17:00 Monday 9th July 2018

The greatest battles are internal. Derbies define us. Whose colours do we wear? Whose banner do we fly? Who are we proud to stand with? For what do we stand? In this manner, the Emperor’s Cup fits the same criteria as the FA Cup. A famous…

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J1 League mid-point review
08:00 Sunday 24th June 2018

With the J.League's top tier currently on hold for the World Cup. there's no better time to step back and analyze the fine football radiating from the land of the rising sun.  With 15 out of 34 matchdays already taken place, the…

J League
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…

Grounds
Groundhopping: An Evening in Kashiwa
19:00 Tuesday 20th March 2018

Groundhopping in Japan is just as fun as it sounds. Your Suica card can take you far and wide across the bountiful country and to many football stadia. The grounds are in great supply and with the season back until the end of the year, it’s…

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
Emperor’s Cup Final Preview
09:00 Sunday 31st December 2017

The J.League is over. The title was decided on the last day in a true photo finish. As foretold, Kashiwa Antlers rued not taking their chances. Kawasaki stole the league crown on the final match day on goal difference. But there’s…

J League
All change as the J.League kicks off
12:30 Monday 27th February 2017

Last weekend the J.League officially kicked off with several captivating games which underline the changes in the league. It's a new year, new season and new system – with a very exciting set of results; as Japan kicks off another campaign.…