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Keisuke Honda's move to Mexico from AC Milan will take him further away from Japan, but will help the nation's World Cup hopes, writes John Duerden.
Tokyo Verdy president Hideaki Hanyu has said they will not sign Roma legend Francesco Totti because his family had reservations about the move.
Francesco Totti will choose between Tokyo Verdy or a return to Roma, ruling out a move to MLS, according to the Japanese club's president.
Kashima Antlers were held to a 2-2 draw with FC Toyko which slotted Kashima into second in the J-League.
Lukas Podolski insists he has a 'good feeling' about joining Japanese side Vissel Kobe and is looking forward to the challenge.
Arriving by charter plane at Kobe Airport, Podolski was greeted by a large group of supporters eager to get a glimpse of the striker.