Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images
2dJohn Duerden

Honda calls for coaching license overhaul

Keisuke Honda has called for an overhaul of the coaching license pathway into management, advocating a written test for potential new coaches.

The past, present and future of Andres Iniesta (5:50)
Hector Vivas/Getty Images
24dJohn Duerden

Vissel win saved Postecoglou job - source

The surprise 2-0 win for Yokohama F. Marinos at high-flying Vissel Kobe on Sunday went a long way to saving the job of coach Ange Postecoglou.

Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images
49dJohn Duerden, Asia correspondent

FC Tokyo to hire Andres Iniesta impersonator

Iniesta arrived in Japan from Barcelona last month but, after two J-League appearances, has returned to Spain for a few days.

Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images
61dReuters

Iniesta, Torres both lose on J-League debuts

Iniesta was a second-half substitute for Vissel Kobe's 3-0 loss, while Torres couldn't prevent Sagan Tosu - who are second-bottom - from losing 1-0.

Torres announces he'll join J.League side Sagan Tosu (0:42)
Shot for Press/Action Plus via Getty Images
114dChris Wright

J.League go early on Torres signing

The J.League suffered a mishap when their official website published an article confirming that Fernando Torres' transfer to Saga Tosu was done.

Nigel Owen/Action Plus via Getty Images
200dAAP

Nabbout joins Urawa Red Diamonds

Newcastle Jets attacker Andrew Nabbout says leaving the A-League club for Japan is bittersweet but it's an opportunity he can't pass up.

Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images
206dJohn Duerden

Thai players can give J League boost

The likes of Teerasil Dangda and Chanathip Songkrasin making their mark should help spread interest in the J League to Southeast Asia and beyond.

Thailand internationals head to Japan (2:06)
Getty
253dAssociated Press

Miura, 50, extends Yokohama contract

One of the longest careers in football has been extended after 50-year-old Kazuyoshi Miura renewed his contract with second-division Yokohama FC.

TF-Images/Getty Images
255dAAP

Halloran joins V-Varen Nagasaki

Forgotten Socceroo Ben Halloran has left his German club and signed with newly promoted J-League outfit V-Varen Nagasaki.

Vichan Poti/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images
256dPaul Murphy

Thai ace Theerathon lands J.League deal

Thai international Theerathon Bunmathan will join ex-Germany striker Lukas Podolski at J.League club Vissel Kobe in 2018 after securing a loan deal.