Japan’s new women’s pro soccer league aims to attract players from U.S., France and more

November 2, 2021

The sporting landscape in Japan is showing no sign of slowing down as the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games drift into distant memories. In September, more sporting history was made with the launch of the Women’s Empowerment League, or the WE League, which brings a new professional tier to women’s soccer in Japan with 11 teams playing in venues throughout the country. The Athletic