Leandro Domingues and Jorge Wagner both scored on Saturday as Kashiwa Reysol reclaimed top position in the J-League with a 2-0 win over Yokohama F Marinos.
Domingues opened the scoring just seven minutes in with a powerful low drive past Yokohama goalkeeper Hiroki Iikura. Wagner doubled the lead midway through the second half with a left-footed shot from 12 meters (yards).
Kashiwa improved to 41 points, one ahead of Yokohama and five ahead of Nagoya Grampus and Gamba Osaka.
In other matches, Kashima Antlers beat Montedio Yamagata 3-1 and Sanfrecce Hiroshima defeated Ventforet Kofu 2-0.
Vissel Kobe beat Urawa Reds 3-2 while Albirex Niigata thrashed Shimizu S-Pulse 4-0.