Japan thrashed Syria 5-0 to finish top of their World Cup qualifying group on Tuesday.
Shinji Okazaki is revelling in the chance to make headlines across the world with Leicester City - including in his home country.
Japan midfielder Homare Sawa has announced her retirement from football.
Japanese striker Kazuyoshi Miura, 48, signs new one-year contract with Yokohama FC in the country's J2 League.
Outgoing Japan coach Eddie Jones has criticised the English RFU for their decision to appoint Stuart Lancaster.
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