|Full name||Kisho Yano|
|Date of birth||5 April 1984|
|Place of birth||Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Right back, Right winger|
|2000–2002||Hamana High School|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 January 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 June 2010
Yano was chosen as one of the Designated Players for Development by J. League and JFA in 2002 when he was a student of Hamana High School. Because of this status, Yano was able to register as a Júbilo Iwata player while he was still eligible to play for his high school club. However he did not play any official match for Iwata.
After graduating from his high school, he joined J. League side Kashiwa Reysol. In 2006, He was transferred to Niigata where he quickly established himself as a first-choice forward.
He represented Japan at several underage levels and was a member of the Japan team for the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship finals where he scored one goal. He was capped as a full international when he was sent on the pitch as a substitute on 24 March 2007 in a friendly against Peru. He was a member of the Japan team for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup finals and played two games as a substitute.
2Includes J. League Cup.
3Includes J. League Play-offs.
- As of 1 April 2011.
- Scores and results list Japan's goal tally first.
|1.||11 September 2007||Hypo-Arena, Klagenfurt||Switzerland||
|2.||31 May 2009||National Olympic Stadium, Tokyo||Belgium||
||2009 Kirin Cup|
- Kirin Cup: 2
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