How popular is Football in Japan compared to other sports?

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Andres Iniesta is one of the greatest stars of japanese football. EFE
Andres Iniesta is one of the greatest stars of japanese football. EFE
Takefusa Kubo is a hot player in the European football right now which has done wonders for the popularity of football. However, before Takefusa there were players like Kunishige Kamamoto who was the first real football star in the 1960s and 1970s. The popularity of football in Japan was boosted by the FIFA World Cup hosted jointly with South Korea in 2002. Comic books have also bolstered the sport.