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Akira Nishino

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger watches on during a Premier League clash with Huddersfield Town on May 13, 2018
Arsene Wenger 'top target for Japan'
The Japanese football association reportedly make former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger their top target for the vacant managerial position with the national team.
Jul 20, 10:44
Japan's players and staff celebrate qualifying for the 2018 World Cup
Japan veterans Keisuke Honda, Makoto Hasebe announce international retirement
Japan veterans Keisuke Honda and Makoto Hasebe announce their international retirement following their World Cup round-of-16 exit.
Jul 3, 20:21
Japan manager Akira Nishino on May 30, 2018
Japan boss Akira Nishino "devastated" by Belgium defeat
Japan boss Akira Nishino says that he was left "devastated" by his side's defeat to Belgium at the World Cup finals.
Jul 2, 21:52
Japan manager Akira Nishino on May 30, 2018
Akira Nishino: "Japan have a new opportunity"
Japan coach Akira Nishino hails his side's last-16 tie with Belgium on Monday as a "new opportunity".
Jul 2, 12:46
Japan's players celebrate after reaching the knockout stages of the 2014 World Cup
Roberto Martinez expects "really competitive" game against Japan
Belgium's Roberto Martinez does not anticipate "any big surprises" against last-16 opponents Japan, having faced the Asian side in a Brussels friendly seven months ago.
Jun 30, 21:27
The Japan team line up before their friendly game with Switzerland on June 8, 2018
Team News: Shinji Okazaki named in Japan XI
Leicester City forward Shinji Okazaki returns to the Japan XI for Thursday's 2018 World Cup clash Group H clash with Poland.
Jun 28, 14:09
Japan manager Akira Nishino on May 30, 2018
Live Commentary: Japan 0-1 Poland - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage as Japan qualify for the last 16 of the World Cup, despite losing to Poland in Thursday's Group H clash in Volgograd.
Jun 28, 14:00
Japan manager Akira Nishino on May 30, 2018
Akira Nishino: 'Senegal game was always going to be tough'
Japan boss Akira Nishino admits the strength of the Senegal team in their 2-2 draw in Yekaterinburg on Sunday evening.
Jun 24, 19:12
Senegal manager Aliou Cisse on May 31, 2018
Result: Japan, Senegal play out entertaining draw at World Cup
Japan and Senegal both boost their chances of progression from Group H with a 2-2 draw from Sunday's World Cup clash in Yekaterinburg.
Jun 24, 17:53
Japan manager Akira Nishino on May 30, 2018
Team News: Japan unchanged as Senegal bring in Badou Ndiaye
Japan name an unchanged starting XI for their World Cup Group H encounter with Senegal - who have made one change - in Yekaterinburg.
Jun 24, 15:06
Senegal manager Aliou Cisse on May 31, 2018
Live Commentary: Japan 2-2 Senegal - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage as Japan and Senegal boost their hopes of qualification for the World Cup last 16 with a 2-2 draw in Yekaterinburg.
Jun 24, 15:00
Japan manager Akira Nishino on May 30, 2018
Akira Nishino: 'Too early for Japan to celebrate'
Akira Nishino congratulates his Japan players on their 2-1 win against Colombia, but warns that there is still more work to be done.
Jun 19, 16:20
Japan players celebrate during their World Cup warm-up match against Paraguay on June 12, 2018
Result: Japan punish 10-man Colombia in Saransk to make winning start
Japan pull off a surprise result by beating Colombia 2-1 at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, aided by a red card shown to Carlos Sanchez less than three minutes in.
Jun 19, 14:53
Colombia manager Jose Pekerman on March 27, 2018
Live Commentary: Colombia 1-2 Japan - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Japan's 2-1 win against Colombia, as the Samurai Blue made their one-man advantage count in Saransk.
Jun 19, 12:00
The Japan team line up before their friendly game with Switzerland on June 8, 2018
World Cup preview: Japan
Ahead of this summer's World Cup in Russia, Sports Mole previews the chances of Japan as they prepare for their sixth consecutive tournament.
Jun 13, 17:00
Takashi Inui celebrates scoring during the international friendly between Japan and Paraguay on June 12, 2018
Result: Takashi Inui nets brace as Japan beat Paraguay
Real Betis forward Takashi Inui scores twice as Japan record a 4-2 win over Paraguay in Tuesday's international friendly.
Jun 12, 15:56
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Japan announce Akira Nishino appointment
The JFA announce that Akira Nishino has been appointed as the new manager of Japan ahead of this summer's World Cup.
Apr 9, 16:55

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