Real Madrid have announced the signing of FC Tokyo midfielder Takefusa Kubo.
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Iniesta arrived in Japan from Barcelona last month but, after two J-League appearances, has returned to Spain for a few days.
FC Tokyo Under-23 winger Jakkit Wachpirom has made history by becoming the first player from Thailand to score in the J.League.
The 207 J.League started over the weekend with hopes of regaining the spotlight from the Chinese Super League as Asia's top domestic competition.
Kota Mizunuma scored twice as FC Tokyo opened the Round of 16 in the Asian Champions League with a 2-1 win over Shanghai SIPG on Tuesday.
Japanese club Urawa Red Diamonds advanced to the round of 16 of the Asian Champions League after playing out a goalless draw against Sydney FC.
The 13-year-old Kubo signed with Barcelona in 2011 to train at La Masia academy but had to return to Japan after the club's transfer ban.
Muto scored 13 goals in 33 games in 2014 to equal the record for the most number of goals in a debut season in the Japanese first division.
Jose Mourinho has remained coy about Chelsea's reported bid for FC Tokyo forward Yoshinori Muto but said the club would never sign a player out of purely commercial interests.
Naoki Ogane confirmed that the London club have put in a bid for Muto for a fee reported to be in the £4 million region.
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