Mainz - Two Shinjis - Okazaki and Kagawa - come to the fore this Saturday evening at the Coface Arena, where 1. FSV Mainz 05 host Borussia Dortmund (kick-off 16:30 GMT / 18:30 CEST)
bundesliga.com has all the information you need ahead of a game bursting with sub-plots and intrigue...
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Alongside the two Shinjis, there have been plenty of Japanese players to have made a mark on the Bundesliga. Here's bundesliga.com's top ten, courtesy of the official Bundesliga YouTube channel: