After the tragedy in March the J.League acted swiftly and en masse to help the situation. Further to the official recovery efforts the side closest to the disaster hit region, Vegalta Sendai, embarked upon a fantastic run of results that saw the usual minnows vying at the top of the table.
I spoke to several Vegalta fans to find out just how much of an impact the side’s efforts had had in the area for No. 1 Shimbun.
Having spent a season watching football in stadiums across Japan but struggling to find a quality TV highlights show I began to muse about why there was no Match of the Day in the country. These musings eventually turned into an article for the Number One Shimbun, which can be found by clicking the link below.