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Japan players need thick skins abroad - Kawashima

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Japanese footballers need to develop thicker skins to deal with the racism of the European leagues, national team goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima said. 

Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima smothers the ball during a friendly against France on October 12, 2012 in Paris. Japanese footballers need to develop thicker skins to deal with the racism of the European leagues, Kawashima said.

The Standard Liege stopper was speaking after it emerged striker Yuki Nakamura had left his Slovakian club Rimavska Sobota because of racist abuse.

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