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Top 10 Transfers from Japanese Transfer Window

Top 10 Transfers from Japanese Transfer Window

By Mario Kawata

With the transfer window in Japan now closed, we look back on the top ten moves of the winter transfer window.

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The Rumario Mill

The Rumario Mill

By Mario Kawata (follow Mario on twitter @MarioUrawa)

The big story of the week was the departure of Kensuke Nagai and Yuji Ono to Belgian club Standard Liege, the home of Japanese goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima.

Mario looks in depth at that move and the other stories making news this week.

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Japan’s dream ends at the hands of Mexico

By Nobuyuki Tosey

With both sides aiming for their first Olympic final, Japan were denied the chance of having both its men and women’s teams competing for gold by a Mexico side thoroughly deserving of their win.

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Japan ease past Egypt

By Nobuyuki Tosey

Continuing to impress, Japan defeated Egypt 3-0 to advance to the semi finals of the Olympics for the first time since they won bronze at the games Mexico in 1968.

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Japan seal top spot

By Nobuyuki Tosey

Japan sealed their place at the top of Group D with a lacklustre 0-0 draw against Honduras.

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Japan progress

By Nobuyuki Tosey

Japan booked their place in the quarter finals of London 2012 and added to the belief they could collect a medal at these games, with another 1-0 victory against a strong Moroccan side.

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Japan stun Spain

By Nobuyuki Tosey

In a thrilling encounter that would have convinced even those most cynical of the appeal of Olympic football, Japan earned their first victory over Spanish opposition with a convincing 1-0 win in their opening game of the London 2012 Olympics.

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Olympics Preview: Japan

By Nobuyuki Tosey

Japan’s men’s team enter the London 2012 Olympics probably being the only team to do so in the shadow of their female counterparts.

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Why I follow…

In the latest edition of why I support, Ryan Steele from Adelaide explains his love for Urawa Red Diamonds.

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