Japan may be a long way from winning the World Cup but its J-League clubs are leading the way in making the halftime lavatory break less of a sanitary ordeal for squeamish fans....
Urawa Red Diamonds drew 1-1 with Shimizu S-Pulse on Sunday in a game played in an empty stadium as punishment for a racist "Japanese only" banner put up by hardline fans that deeply embarrassed the J-League....
Japan's J-League is one of the safest and most welcoming football leagues but a furore over a "Japanese only" banner directed at foreign fans has caused deep embarrassment and highlighted questionable attitudes to race....
Australia captain and J-League defender Lucas Neill flew home Tuesday from Japan due to "family reasons," his club Omiya Ardija said....
Yokohama Marinos put one hand on the J-League title with a 1-0 win over Jubilo Iwata on Saturday to move four points clear at the top of the table with two games remaining....
Yokohama Marinos saw their lead at the top of the J-League shaved to one point with three games remaining after a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Nagoya Grampus Sunday....
Shunsuke Nakamura scored a trademark free-kick to keep Yokohama Marinos on course for their first J-League title in nine years with a 1-0 win over Oita Trinita on Sunday....
Yokohama Marinos took charge of the J-League title race on Saturday with a 1-0 win over previous leaders Sanfrecce Hiroshima to move two points clear with five games remaining....
Yokohama Marinos lost 1-0 to Omiya Ardija but retained leadership of the J-League on Saturday as nearest challengers Sanfrecce Hiroshima crashed to a 2-1 defeat at home to FC Tokyo....
Sanfrecce Hiroshima returned to the top of the J-League table on goal difference after a 1-1 draw with bottom side Oita Trinita on Saturday, as previous leaders Yokohama Marinos lost 2-1 to Kashima Antlers....
Japan striker Yoichiro Kakitani on Saturday showed off his attacking finesse in Cerezo Osaka's comfortable 3-0 victory over Omiya Ardija in the J-League....