Vissel Kobe

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Rakuten ace makes pitch for greatness

When Rakuten Eagles’ ace hurler Takahiro Norimoto stepped onto the mound on June 15 to face the Yakult Swallows in the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) contes...
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7 reasons Lukas Podolski will love Japan

Like much of the rest of the world, the Rakuten Today team are big fans of football (aka soccer, for our followers in North America). So, when the news broke th...
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17 things to look forward to in 2017

For the Rakuten Group, 2017 was destined to be a special year. It marks 20 years since the company’s founding and now we’re about to embark on a partnership wit...
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Football Club Vissel Kobe’s best season ever

It has been a watershed season for Vissel Kobe Football Club, as the team impressed its fans with a strong consistent run and finish near the very top of the ta...