Shinji Kagawa was the Bundesliga's Japanese poster boy for two years before swapping his Dortmund kit for a Manchester United one. bundesliga.de looks at which players could fill the void...
Hiroshi Kiyotake will be strutting his stuff for 1. FC Nuremberg next season - the midfielder arrives from Cerezo Osaka, also Kagawa's former club
"Guten Tag, mein Name ist Hiroshi Kiyotake. Bitte nennen Sie mich Kiyo. Dankesch�n!"
Plenty to smile about: Hannover 96 have signed Japanese full-back
The 6'0 defender has been brought in to give Steven Cherundolo some competition on the right of defence
German football fans are already familiar with
Takashi Usami (20) is giving the Bundesliga a second crack of the whip with Hoffenheim after struggling to make the breakthrough at FC Bayern
Hajime Hosogai cut his Bundesliga teeth with Augsburg last season - now the 26-year-old is hoping to make an impact with Bayer Leverkusen
Atsuto Uchida has been at Schalke since 2010 and is a reliable option on the right of defence. However, this time the 24-year-old will be hoping for more than the 18 appearances he made last season
The most established Japanese player in the Bundesliga is
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