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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Japanese Media Teams

More the 180 media members will stay in George during the Soccer World Cup. If we as George but not just as George as the Garden Route impress them they will come back to South Africa but be assure that they will stop over in the Garden Route. Japanese people don't fall easily for marketing and advertisements but articles by their own press implicitly. We (George) and the Garden Route must go out of our ways to make the Japanese feel welcome we must treat them with the respect they deserve and we must remember that the media wont just write about soccer.

Japan Soccer Team a bit of history


World Cup track record
1930 to1950 - Did not enter
1954 - Did not qualify
1958 - Did not enter
1962 - Did not qualify
1966 - Did not enter
1970 to 1994 - Did not qualify
1998 - First round
2002 - Second Round
2006 - First Round


FIFA member since: 1929
Team nickname: Nippon Daihyo
All-time caps leader: Masami Ihara (123)
All-time leading scorer: Kunishige Kamamoto (75 goals)

Number of World Cup appearances: 3
All-time record: 10 games played, 2 wins, 2 draws, 6 losses
Goals for: 8
Goals against: 14
Biggest victory: 2-0 vs. Tunisia in 2002
Biggest defeat: 4-1 vs. Brazil in 2006
Top scorer: Junichi Inamoto (2 goals)
Most appearances: Hidetoshi Nakata (10 matches)
Hosted the World Cup: 2002

Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado Of Japan may visit the Garden Route

Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado of Japan may visit George next month during the Soccer World Cup as for this town is the base camp for Japan. The Princess may fly to George with the Japanese soccer team the "Samurai Blues" on 6 June. Thomas Cronje of the embassy in Tokio said no details are available as the security for such high profile people must be kept a secret till the last moment.