Tag Archives: Japan National Team

World Cup Profiles – Group C: Japan

26 May

jpThe first to qualify for the World Cup (after the host nation, of course), Japan is bubbling under. Continue reading

The Daily Drool: Shunsuke Nakamura

30 Mar

Shunsuke Nakamura2Attacking midfielder Shunsuke currently plays for Yokohama F. Marinos, the team where he made his professional debut in 1997. In between, he has played in Italy (Reggina), Scotland (Celtic) and Spain (Espanyol). He has represented Japan at the U20, U23 and senior levels.

The Daily Drool: Shinji Okazaki

5 Aug

Shinji OkazakiForward Shinji has just transferred from VfB Stuttgart to 1. FSV Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga. He has represented Japan at the U23 and senior levels.

Becks & Legos: A Perfect Combination

5 Jul


This is freaking fabulous! It’s David Beckham’s career highlights in Lego form. (Via WAATPies) Gotta admit, I got a bit verklempt at the end. MoriPictures1982 did an amazing job – it took 2300 pictures to make the animation.  Check out another one from the same artist. Continue reading

The Daily Drool: Mike Havenaar

5 Jul

mike havenaar46’4″ striker Mike was born in Japan to Dutch parents. His dad Dido was playing in Hiroshima for Mazda FC at the time. He grew up in the Japanese football system and made his professional debut in 2006. The whole family (including footballing brother Nikki & his mom, a former national heptathlon champion) became naturalized Japanese citizens in 1994.He currently plays for Eredivisie side Vitesse. He has represented Japan at the U18, U19, U20 and senior levels. Here’s an interesting article about Mike from IBWM, one from FIFA and a picture of his adorable daughter.

The Daily Drool – Confederations Cup – Japan: Ryoichi Maeda

18 Jun

Ryoichi MAEDAStriker Ryoichi plays for Jubilo Iwata of the J. League Division 1. He has represented Japan at the U20, U23 and senior levels.

Well, I Guess Winning The World Cup Doesn’t Count For Shit With Some People

19 Jul

Read this linked article over on ONTD_FB  (posted by coyotesuspect) and it made my blood boil. The Japanese Women’s National Team (who won the World Cup last summer) are flying coach to the Olympics while the men’s team flies business class. Seriously? WTF?! Read on… Continue reading

The Daily Drool: Shinji Kagawa

10 Apr

Midfielder Shinji plays for Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga. He has represented Japan at the U19, U20, U23 and senior levels.

The Daily Drool: Atsuto Uchida

21 Jan

Super cute Atsuto was the special request of watishista Akemi. He’s been playing as a right back for Schalke since 2010.  He played for the Japanese National Team at the U20 and U23 levels before joining the senior squad in 2008.

The Daily Drool: Hajime Hosogai

2 Jan

Hajime was a standout for the Urawa Red Diamonds from 2005-2010. He joined Bayer Leverkusen as a defensive midfielder/full back in 2011 and is currently on loan to FC Augsburg. He has been a member of the Japanese U23 team and made his debut for the senior team in 2010.