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SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs URAWA REDS DIAMONDS(August 19th 2018) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 1 URAWA REDS 1

Half Time: Fairly even game. Both teams created plenty of chances in an attacking game!
Now, the second half could be anything!
45 + 2′ dangerous free kick for reds 35 meters out. Completely wasted away!
3 minutes additional time.
45′ Douglas yellow carded.
44′ Reds miss easy goal!
40′ Free kick within box range for Reds. Safely caught by Rokutan. Dangerous counter by S-Pulse.
39′ Long S-Pulse pressure coming to no avail.
31′ Goal disallowed for S-Pulse!
27′ Another great S-Pulse shot saved into corner kick! Ends with ambitious long range shot!
27′ great long range shot by S-Pulse saved by the keeper!
26′ Very dangerous counter by S-Pulse but failed in extremis!
21′ Corner kick for Reds. Punched away.
18′ Corner kick for Reds. Wasted away.
15′ Reds’ dangerous attack but last shot wide!
13′ Mauricio pounces on a defense mistake. Yellow card and dangerous free kick again! Inconclusive.
10′ Dangerous free kick for Rds on the box line! GOAL! Rokutan had no chance! Nicely curled in by Abe!
97′ S-Pulse Putting on the pressure. Corner kick! Inconclusive.
6′ GOAL! Great passing down to inside the box converted by Kaneko!
3′ great opportunity created by Douglas! u
Kick off by Urawa reds

Makoto Kakuda replaces Freire who is suspended.
Douglas comes back from injury.
Iida replaces Tatsuta on national duty.

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 27 Takahiro IIDA
DF 3 HWANG Seok Ho
DF 45 Makoto KAKUDA
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 10 Ryohei SHIRASAKI
MF 17 Kosuke KAWAI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 29 Hideki ISHIGE
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA
FW 49 DOGLAS

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 32 Takuma MIZUTANI
MF 11 Kazuya MURATA
MF 15 Akihiro HYODO
MF 19 Mitchell DUKE
FW 18 Yu HASEGAWA
FW 20 CRISLAN

Team Manager: Jan Anders Jonsson

URAWA REDSE

GK 1 Shusaku NISHIKAWA
DF 31 Takuya IWANAMI
DF 2 MAURICIO
DF 5 Tomoaki MAKINO
MF 27 Daiki HASHIOKA
MF 16 Takuya AOKI
MF 22 Yuki ABE
MF 38 Daisuke KIKUCHI
MF 9 Yuki MUTO
MF 12 FABRICIO
FW 30 Shinzo KOROKI

Substitutes:
GK 28 Haruki FUKUSHIMA
DF 26 Takuya OGIWARA
MF 7 Kosuke TAKETOMI
MF 10 Yosuke KASHIWAGI
MF 11 MARTINUS
MF 15 Kazuki NAGASAWA
FW 20 Tadanari LEE

Team Manager: Osawaldo OLIVEIRA

Referee: Tomohiro INOUE
Assistant Referee: Tadashi BABA
Assistant Referee: Takeshi SUHARA
4th Official:Akihiro TAKEDA

17:30

Shimizu S-Pulse are hosting Sagan Urawa Reds, a club famous for its toughness in the J1 league.
Shimizu A-Pulse is on 3 defeats stretch. Let’s hope they come back t their winning ways!

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-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

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SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs SAGAN TOSU (August 1st 2018) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 1 SAGAN TOSU 0

S-Pulse trying hard to preserve their meager lead in the dying minutes!
5 minutes additional time. Iida in for Kaneko.
86′ Corner kick for Tosu. inconclusive.
84′ Great cross by Duke but missed again!
82′ The last missed for another golden opportunity missed by S-Pulse!
75′ Free kick in front of S-Pulse’s goal. Corner kick. Hasegawa in for Douglas for S-Pulse.
74′ Kaneko misses two golden chances in a row! Corner kick. Another chance wasted!
69′ Free kick for S-Pulse 30 meters away. Corner kick. Over-kicked.
Tosu’s coach yellow carded!
The game is getting brutal.
Tosu getting rough again.
63′ Tagawa in for Torres for Tosu.
55′ Great counter by S-Pulse but Duke volleyed over the bar!
47′ dangerous free kick for S-Pulse with Dougls pulled down just outside the box. Wasted.
Kick off by Tosu.

Half time. A more balanced game overall but S-Pulse took their chance. They will need the same spirit with a bit more speed, though!
45 + 3′ extremely dangerous cross by Tosu but close header direct to Rokutan!
45 + 1′ dangerous S-Pulse attack ending in corner kick. Wasted.
41′ Corner kick for Tosu. Inconclusive.
39′ Rough play from Tosu.
32′ Dangerous cross by Tosu resulting with two players lying on the floor.
Ono replaced by Inui for Tosu.
26′ Drinks after Tosu’s shot rolls past S-Pulse’s goal!
17′ Penalty kick for S-Pulse after Douglas’ dangerous foray! GOAL! Douglas makes no mistake!
12′ Golden opportunity missed by S-Pulse after a great combination!
9′ Corner kick for Tosu. inconclusive.
4′ Dangerous foray by Tosu’s Torres who is proving a load to contain form the beginning!
Kick off by S-Pulse
Kick off at 19:03
Note that Douglas replaces injured Crislan and that Mitchell Duke starts instead of Ishige!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 28 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 3 HWANG Seok Ho
DF 4 FREIRE
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 10 Ryohei SHIRASAKI
MF 17 Kosuke KAWAI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 19 Mitchell DUKE
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA
FW 49 DOGLAS

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 27 Takahiro IIDA
DF 45 Makoto KAKUDA
MF 15 Akihiro HYODO
MF 29 Hideki ISHIGE
FW 11 Kazuya MURATA
FW 18 Yu HASEGAWA

Team Manager: Jan Anders Jonsson

SAGAN TOSU

GK 20 Shuichi GONDA
DF 13 Yuzo KOBAYASHI
DF 3 Yuji TAKAHASHI
DF 23 Yutaka YOSHIDA
MF 36 Hideto TAKAHASHI
MF 14 Yoshiki TAKAHASHI
MF 6 Akiti FUKUTA
MF 4 Riki HARAKAWA
FW 40 Yuji ONO
FW 9 FERNANDO TORRES
FW 44 Yu KANAZAKI

Substitutes:
GK 18 Yohei TAKAOKA
DF 6 Masato FUJITA
DF 24 Kazuki ANZAI
DF 38 Daici INUI
MF 21 Kohei KATO
FW 11 Yohei TOYODA
FW 27 Kyosuke TAGAWA

Team Manager: Massimo FICADENTTI

Referee: Jumpei IIDA
Assistant Referee: Akihiro TAKEDA
Assistant Referee: Hiroki MATSUMATA
4th Official: Naoto UEHARA

18:20

Shimizu S-Pulse are hosting Sagan Tosu from Saga Prefecture in Kyushu Island which has recently acquired significant reinforcements particularly in the person of Spanish star, Fernando Torres. It promises another tough match!
Kick off at 19:03!

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs CEREZO OSAKA (July 18th 2018) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 3 CEREZO OSAKA 0

Full time! Great win and great start!
90 + 3′ Hasegawa hits the post!
90 + 1′ Tatsuta’s long range a bit off target. Just after that S-Pulse should have sored!
4 minutes additional time.
89′ Another long range shot by Cerezo in desperation.
89′ Bad miss by Cerezo.
86’Corner kick for Cerezo. Cleared away On the counter almost a goal for s-Pulse. Corner kick..
Yellow card against Cerezo.
80′ Corner kick for Cerezo. Dangerous shot over the bar! S-Pulse players seem tired.Hasegawa for Kitagawa for S-Pulse.
77′ Corner kick for Cerezo. Fukkimitsu in for Matsuda for Cerezo. Wasted.
73′ Another dangerous shot by Cerezo!
Yamamura for Kiyotake for Cerezo. Hyodo fr Crislan for S-Pulse.
69′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Crislan almost heads in!
67′ But Cerezo is still very dangerous and a low long range shot just goes past right post!
66′ GOAL! Great pressure until the very end before Crislan heads in!
Ishige in for Duke under great applause!
60′ Cerezo missed a golden chance 3 meters from goal!
Subtsitution for Cerezo. Takagi for Yang.
56′ Dangerous long range shot by Cerezo!
51′ Corner kick for Cerezo. Wasted.
48′ soft S-Pulse defense allowing shot goal but too weak to surprise Rokutan.
46′ Corner for Cerezo. Wasted.
2nd half kick-off by S-Pulse.

The game had been pretty evenly shared but S-Pulse took their chances. Let’s hope they do so in the second half!
Half time.
1 minute additional time. Dangerous free kikc for S-Pulse.
Yellow card to Cerezo for hard tackle on Duke.
42′ After a somowhat soporific interval Cerezo is ppressing a tirng S-Pulse team.
29′ Ambitious shot by Crislan that flies in the sky.
27′ GOAL! great combination between 3 forward ended by Kitagawa!
26′ very dangerous counter by Cerezo but last shot too weak!
22′ free kick for Cerezo. Inconcusive.
17′ Corner kick for Cerezo. Inconclusive.
11′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. GOAL! Fantastic shot from outside the right of the box by Hwang!
8′ some good pressure by S-Pulse after a slow start.
2′ Cerezo forward forgot to kick the ball. Narrow escape fro S-Pulse!

17:03 Kick off by Cerezo.

One minute of silence for the victims of he recent floods in Western Japan.

Due to the two Shizuoka Prefecture games being simultaneously aired live, small crowd… a bit disappointing!

Note that Mitchell Duke has returned to the fold!
Takeuchi and Tese are injured.
Young Tatsuta has been preferred to Iida.

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 28 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 3 HWANG Seok Ho
DF 4 FREIRE
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 10 Ryohei SHIRASAKI
MF 17 Kosuke KAWAI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 19 Mitchell DUKE
FW 20 CRISLAN
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 27 Takahiro IIDA
DF 45 Makoto KAKUDA
MF 15 Akihiro HYODO
MF 29 Hideki ISHIGE
FW 11 Kazuya MURATA
FW 18 Yu HASEGAWA

Team Manager: Jan Anders Jonsson

CEREZO OSAKA

GK 21 KIM Jin Hyeon
DF 2 Riku MATSUDA
DF 14 Yusuke MARUHASHI
DF 22 MATEJ JONJIC
DF 23 Tatsuya YAMASHITA
MF 6 Hotaru YAMAGUCHI
MF 7 Kota MIZUNUMA
MF 10 Hiroshi KIYOTAKE
MF 43 OSMAR
FW 9 Kenyu SUGIMOTO
DF 18 YANG DONGHYEN

Substitutes:
GK 27 Kenta TANNO
DF 4 Kota FUJIMOTO
DF 16 Eichi KATAYAMA
MF 15 Yasuki KIMOTO
MF 17 Takaki FUKIMITSU
MF 24 Kazuya YAMAMURA
FW 13 Toshiyuki TAKAGI

Team Manager: YOON Jong Hwan

Referee: Toru KAKINUMA
Assistant Referee: Shuichi MAJIMA
Assistant Referee: Akihito KAWSAKI
4th Official: Shoji AKISAWA

18:30

Shimizu S-Pulse are hosting Cerezo Osaka presently standing 4th in the J1 League for the 16th game of the season A tough game after the long World Cup break!
Kick off at 19:03!

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs VEGALTA SENDAI (March, 18th, 2018) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 1 VEGALTA SENDAI 1

Full time. A hard-won draw!
4 minutes etra time.
90′ Vegalta’s kick direct into Rokutan!
86′ great chance wasted by Vegalta!
85′ great chance wasted by S-Pulse!
84′ Weak shot by Vegalta asily caught by Rokutan.
84′ Shot over the bar by Tese.
Kusukami for Duke for S-Pulse.
Germain for Abe for Vegalta.
79′ Shot over the bar by Vegalta.
75′ Corner kick for Vegalta. Inconclusive.
Yellow card for Vegalta.
73′ Corner kick for Vegalta.
70′ GOAL! ABE finally scores for Vegalta after a scramble inside the box!
Nakano for Kobayashi for Vegalta. Anoher corner kick for Vegalta.
67′ Corner kick for Vegalta.
65′ Corner kick for Vegalta. Chong Tese for Kitagawa.
62′ Corner kick for Vegalta. Inconclusive.
60′ Free kick for Vegalta 35 meters from goal somehow repulsed.
Nishimura for Tomita for Vegalta.
57′ Two very dangerous crossses by S-Pulse!
53′ Very dangerous cross by S-Pulse somehow repulsed!
51′ Dangerous kick by Vegalta floating acros box!
47′ Free kick for Vegalta in front of box. Super save by Rokutan!
45′ Kick off by S-Pulse.

Vegalta had most of the possession but sorely missed a striker. S-Pulse made the most of the few occasions they had and could have led by a heavier score. The second half promises to be lively!
Half time: Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Vegalta Sendai 0
45+1′ Corner kick for S-Pulse.
1 minute additional time.
44′ Corner kick for Vegalta. Inconclusive.
42′ Free kick for Vegalta. Inconclusive.
38′ Corner kick for Vegalta. Inconclusive.
35′ Dangerous action by Vegalta which is dominating!
33′ Great action by S-Pulse ending in corner kick! Dangerous heading past left post!
31′ Vegalta dominating.
25. Dangerous counter by S-Pulse ended by Crislan’s shot over the bar!
22′ Dangerous free kick for Vegalta just outside right side of box. Inconclusive. Followed by dangerous counter by S-Pulse!
16′ Shimizu S-Pulse wastes 4 consecutive chances!
12′ Corner for Vegalta. Inconclusive.
9′ GOAL! Fantastic goal by KANEKO with a 25 meter long range shot inside the right top of the goal!
7′ S-Pulse a bit clumsy.
0′ Kick off by Vegalta Sendai

Cheergirls getting ready!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:
GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 28 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 3 HAWANG Seik Ho
DF 4 FREIRE
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 6 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 17 Yosuke KAWAI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 19 Mitchell DUKE
FW 23 KOya KITAGAWA
FW 20 CRISLAN

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 26 Hiroshi FUTAMI
DF 45 Makoto KAKUDA
MF 7 Mitusnari MUSAKA
MF 14 Jumpei KUSUKAMI
FW 34 Yuta TAKI
FW 9 CHONG Tese

Team Manager: Jan Anders Jonsson

VEGALTA SENDAI
GK 21 Kentaro SEKI
DF 13 Yasuhiro HIRAOKA
DF 27 Kazuki OIWA
MF 39 KIM Jungya
DMF 17 Shingo TOMITA
MF 7 Hiroaki OKUNO
MF 29 Shota KOBAYASHI
MF 2 Katsuya NAGATO
FW 16 Gakuto NOTSUDA
MF 20 Takuma ABE
MF 11 Naoki ISHIHARA

Substitutes:
GK 22 Goro KAWANAMI
MF 23 Yoshihiro NAKANO
MF 25 Naoki SUGAI
MF 31 Shunsuke MOTEGI
MF 34 Keiya SHIIHASHI
MF 19 Ryo GERMAIN
FW 30 Takuma NISHIMURA

Team Manager: Susumu WATANABE

Referee: Hajime MATSUO
Assistant Referee: Jun MIHARA
Assistant Referee: Shoji AKISAWA
4th Official: Takeshi SUHARA

13:35

Shimizu S-Pulse is hosting Vegalta Sendai this afternoon for the 4th match of the 2018 J1 League!
This match will pit the best attack so far (7 goals in 3 Matches for Shimizu S-Pulse) against the best defense so far (1 goal conceded in 3 games for Vegalta Sendai) of the League. Shimizu S-Pulse will be keen to prove they are a changed team in front of a packed stadium!
Kick off at 14:03!

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
rre.Cuisine
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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

Shimizu S-Pulse 2018 Season New Team Announcement Meeting

Official Shimizu S-Pulse jerseys for 2018 season!

On January 12th the Shimizu S-Pulse 2018 Season New Team Announcement Meeting took place from 10 a.m. on the 4th floor of the Century Hotel in Shizuoka City!
This was a long-awaited meeting after the near escape 2107 and some needed soul-searching.

It must be said that the club men-in-charge of the club did not disappoint and decided to take the bull by the horns genuinely recognizing the past mistakes and resolutely looking forward.

The President, Vice President and General Manager candidly addressed all issues in a refreshingly positive manner auguring well for the future.

The main points presented by the President were:
-FINANCES:
2027 season budget was almost 34 billion yen and will upgraded to 38.5 billion yen in 2018, 40 billion yen in 2019 and 42 billion yen in 2020.
This is a budget well above the average in the J1 league with a sponsorship total coming 3rd in Japan, general earnings taking 5th place in Japan, sales reaching the 6th spot in japan and the wages taking 9th spot in a league accounting for 18 clubs.
These figures will be upgraded this year and i the next two years with a clearly defined target to aim at a spot in the upper half of the J1 League in 2018, at least better that 7th place in the J! League and best 4 in the Emperor’s Cup Levain Cup and finally aim at the very top in all competitions in 2020!
Shimizu S-Piulse aims at no less than becoming J1 League Champins within 5 years and ACL Champions within 7 years.
For this the budget will reach 45 billion yen by then, with more than 620 sponsors (compared to 500 in 2018)!

-TARGETS:
But the bigger changes to help reach these lofty goals is a marked change of staff and philosophy with the arrivals of Swedish Team manager, Jan Anders Jonsson and his head coach, Yoshiyuki Shinoda!

New Team Manager, Jan Anders Jonsson, who knows Japan well for having already played and coached there prudently avoided offering his own targets asking to fans to wait at least 3 weeks before he gets to know his players better,
Nevertheless he already informed anyone interested that his style will be hands on, focusing on communications and flexibility, taking a direct approach when needed but asking players to think more for themselves especially during training sessions to become more naturally adaptable on the field. He also insisted on team spirit and mutual reliance.

For this he will be ably helped by head coach, Yoshiyuki Shinoda, who in spite of his relatively youth has been a full time high level head coach for no less than 12 years!
This certainly promises high expectations from all the fans who will learn soon that things will be very different indeed!

Finally we were presented the new recruits (except for one who is still awaiting his working visa)*
MF Akihiro HYODO (Jersey No 15), a former Shimizu S-Pulse who has played at the highest level for the last 12 years.
MF Jumpei KUSUKAMI (Jersey No 14), who has played at the highest level for the last 7 years, including a stint in the Australian Top League.
DF HWANG SEOK HO (Jersey No 3), Korean International
GK Yosiaki ARAI (Jersey No 31), a top-class goalkeeper just out of university.
and five young players to nurture for the near future:
MF Yasufumi NISHIMURA (Jersey No 36) from Osaka
FW Daigo TAKAHASHI (Jersey No 37) from Kagoshima
FW Jin HIRATSUKA (Jersey No 33) from Gifu and Shimizu S-Pulse Youth Team
DF Kento ITO (Jersey No 35) from Aichi and Shimizu S-Pulse Youth Team
MF Yuta TAKI (Jersey No 34) from Mishima City in Shizuoka refecture and Shimizu S-Pulse Youth Team

Expect a few more interviews soon!

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
rre.Cuisine
, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City