Kashima Antlers announced an agreement with Barcelona for the signing of Hiroki Abe, a 20 year-old striker, who will reinforce the Barca B team. Abe is already a Japan international.
Sagan Tosu face Vissel Kobe in Fernando Torres' last professional game, pitting him against two friends as he ends his career.
Some days will live on forever in our hearts and minds, and Fernando Torres' final game at the Vicente Calderón was one such example. 'El Niño' has suggested now that it was even better than winning the World Cup with Spain in 2010.
Andrés Iniesta and Fernando Torres have always had a lot in common. Their careers both led them from Spain to Japan, and after the latter announced he was hanging up his boots on Friday, the former Barcelona midfielder sent him an emotional message on Twitter.
Fernando Torres, who is currently playing at Sagan Tosu in Japan, has today announced on social media his retirement from professional football.
Defending Asian champions Kashima Antlers will take a slender advantage into next week's second leg of their AFC Champions League last 16 clash after edging Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1-0 at home on Tuesday.
The midfielder Andres Iniesta scored the only goal of the game between FC Toyko and Vissel Kobe thanks to an absolutely brilliant strike. Iniesta had to control, set himself and then hit it very close to the right hand upright.
New teenage Real Madrid signing Takefusa Kubo said it was an "honor" to be nicknamed the "Japanese Messi" when speaking to reporters at the Copa America on Thursday.