A 24 minute podcast with special guest Shintaro Kano of Kyodo News.
After a brief Part 1 (to 3:20) in which I round-up J2 Matchday 18, Shintaro comes to us direct from Doha before Japan's second-to-last training session ahead of the Samurai Blue's final qualifier against Iraq.
We discuss the draw against Australia and preview Iraq v Japan, including how Shintaro thinks Japan might line up, before closing Part 2 with a chat about the Confederations Cup.
At the end of the episode (from 21:45) I run through the situation in the rest of Asian World Cup qualifying and give Japan's schedule for the Confederations Cup.
Listen on the player above or download the mp3 by clicking on the J-Talk logo on the left. This episode is available on iTunes.