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Yokohama set to oust FC Tokyo on the J.League's final day
15:02 Friday 6th December 2019

FC Tokyo hoped to coincide the city’s Olympic Games with a gold medal of their own. It appears they must settle for silver. Citizens of neighbouring, Yokohama, Hamako as they call themselves, hold specific opinions on Tokyo,…

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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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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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My new local: The Nissan Stadium
14:00 Friday 22nd December 2017

Moving to Japan. The greatest thing I’ve ever done. The lights are brighter, the trains are busier and the football is better. Okay the last one, you might think is a stretch – but I can assure you it’s still good here in…

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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…

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J.League Second Stage, Match Day Five Preview
17:38 Thursday 21st July 2016

The dust has just about settled on last weekend's enthralling end-to-end games, although the table hasn't shifted much as only three of the nine games produced winners, the six others ended in stalemate. Yokohama FM now tops the table thanks…