“Face is a gold medal for Japan” Japanese soccer player scores on Korean women’s hearts
After South Korea defeated Japan 2-1 in the men’s soccer final at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, Japan’s Jun Nishikawa has been making waves for his handsome appearance.
After the men’s soccer final of the Asian Games ended on July 7, Japanese national team midfielder Jun Nishikawa’s 텍사스홀덤 appearance has been a hot topic of discussion on various online communities and social media sites in Korea.
Jun Nishikawa, who plays for Sagandos in the Japanese Professional League, wore the number 10 jersey.
“What is the name of the player number 10 in the Hangzhou Korea-Japan match?”, “Do you think I’m the only one who thinks Japan’s number 10 is handsome?”, “Who is Japan’s number 10 in the soccer Korea-Japan final?”, “Please tell me the SNS of the player number 10”, and so on.
“Japan’s No. 10” also appeared on X’s real-time trending list.
Korean women’s interest in Jun Nishikawa was also covered by Japanese media. “Korean women flocked to Jun Nishikawa’s social media,” the sports and culture publication The Anser reported.
Jun’s last post was on September 3, more than a month ago, and it was filled with comments from Korean women. In fact, Jun’s Instagram post has over 11,000 likes and nearly 1,000 comments. Most of the comments were written in Korean and praised his appearance, including “I came this far after watching the Korea-Japan War,” “He’s handsome,” “He’s the biggest beneficiary of the Korea-Japan War,” and “Japan wins on looks.”
However, some people have expressed bitterness that soccer players are judged by their appearance instead of their soccer skills.