American here. Spent some time in Japan, so I noticed that there is wide pick up and play structure (at least of kids at school during recess and such). But I have always wondered... Japan is a recent comer into the Internatioal Soccer scene yet of all the teams that "awakened" in the 90s and New Millenium, they seem to have made the most progress in terms of creating gifted players that can contend in top leagues. How did they do that? Is it similar to their baseball development through the schools or more European style with kids playing in municipal youth clubs?