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On June 14th Takafusa Kubo signed for Real Madrid in one of the biggest transfers in Japanese history. He is one of a growing trend of young Japanese players moving abroad at a young age. During this international break, a record 20 out of the 23 man squad were playing in Europe.
When did this movement begin and who were the Japanese trailblazers who made this possible? We are joined by Japan Times sports journalist, Dan Orlowitz, to explore those questions and more.