Japanese Non-league Football News

JFL News In Brief
SC Tottori are reported to have adopted as their official moniker their nickname of Gainare Tottori. "Gainare" comes from the local dialect word "gaina", meaning "strong"... Masakazu Ishibashi has been promoted to become the new coach at JFL 2006 champions Honda FC, who have signed four university and high school players for the new season... following their departure at the end of last season from FC Ryukyu, striker Shinji Fujiyoshi and coach Jorge Yonashiro have moved to Kyushu League hopefuls New Wave Kitakyushu... seven players have been released by Mitsubishi Mizushima, including forward Kotaro Takamatsu... 25-year-old midfielder Kazuhisa Hamaoka has become the third player in recent days to move from Ehime FC to Sagawa Printing...

Regional League News In Brief
Matsumoto Yamaga Club in Hokushinetsu have sign Hiroshi Mikuri, a 22-year-old goalkeeper from Komazawa University. Formerly in the youth team at Kashima Antlers, Mikuri was represented Japan at U17 and U18 level and in 2006 was awarded the title of Best University Goalkeeper... defender Mitsunori Izutani, 23, has moved across Shikoku from J2 side Ehime FC to Kamatamare Sanuki... in Kyushu, V Varen Nagasaki have released 30-year-old keeper Tsukimitsu Mizuda and signed a replacement in Ryo Fukuda from Kumamoto Kokufu High School... New Wave Kitakyushu have let go six members of their 2006 squad, including experienced defender Ryuji Otsuka and midfield player Yuhei Yamamoto... Volca Kagoshima will play friendly games against Nagoya Grampus 8 on 3rd February and against Kyoto Sanga on 11th February...
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