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This week, the J.League got a glimpse of one of football's most distressing and divisive issues: Racism. Though it is still early days, the initial reaction of just about everyone concerned suggests that most Japanese fans reject racial bias and divisiveness, wishing only to rejoice in the global joy of the Beautiful Game
Read more: J.League Week 2
Look to the Future? or the Past ?
The road to Brazil 2014 has passed over the final hill, and destiny beckons. With less than 100 days to go before the curtain rises on the World Cup, a friendly clash with New Zealand offered fans a chance to see how well prepared this team is to make its mark on world football. They got their answer - both for good and for bad.
Read more: Japan-vs-New Zealand
Another New Beginning
The J.League is back in action, and so is the Rising Sun News. Since we do not have time for a lot of sentimental verbosity, let's just get busy reporting on the exciting matches which took place in the first round of the 2014 season.
Read more: J1 14-03-01
2014 Schedule Released
The J.League has just released the league schedule for the 2014 season. The schedule for all J1 games is now posted, and links to J2 and J3 schedules will be provided shortly.
Read more: J1 Schedule 2014
The Search Begins
The EAFC East Asian Cup, has kicked off yesterday. Today Japan's national football team with take the center stage as they duke it out with China. Read to see what set of players JNT has at their disposal and what can we in general expect of them.
Read more: The Search begins
Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight
The J1 returned to action on Saturday following a six week recess, and began a firey stretch of four games in the next 11 days. If the intense activity hasnt got you sweating yet, just wait til it starts to get really hot.
Read more: J.League Week 14
In Search of a Number 9
I guess John Lennon was not the only one with number 9 dreams. These days everyone in Japan is walking around saying things that sound like "Turn me on dead man" played backwards. In this article, Lan Krajncic offers his own views on who should be given the role as Japan's main striker.
Read more: In a search of a number 9
What's New Samurai Blue?
The EAFC East Asian Cup, scheduled to take place July 20-28 in Korea, will give Alberto Zaccheroni a chance to look at potential new additions to the NT squad. This week we take a look at some of the players who deserve to be considered as potential replacements for the core members who have featured for the Samurai Blue over the past three years.
Read more: New NT Options
What's New Samurai Blue?
Here is the second part of our article on prospective NT players who deserve to get a look when selecting the team for the EAFC Cup
Read more: New NT Options(2)
Japan's failure to earn even a single point from the three matches of the Confederations' Cup has left many people scratching their heads and wondering what to do. Michele Tossani, a licensed coach and strategic proponent from Italy, drops in to offer one possible suggestion.
Read more: 4-3-3 option
The Confederations' Cup is over, and Samurai Blue dreams are flickering dark in the heavy twilight of midsummer. But back in Japan, football frans are just waking up, and looking forward to the resumption of league play. The omestic calendar resumed on Sunday with the first leg of the Nabisco Cup quarterfinals. .
Read more: Nabisco 1/4Finals-A
We have seen this movie before. We know how it ends. We do not want to watch it again. If the directors and producers fail to wake up, and start writing a new script, the only persons to blame will be themselves.
"Those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it"
Read more: Japan-vs-Mexico
The Samurai Blue may have earned a bit more respect following their match against Italy on Thursday morning, but the result was no different. The criticisms we have leveled at coach Zaccheroni are still valid, and the only way to address those criticisms is to stop making excuses and start looking for answers.
Read more: Japan-vs-Italy