Urawa Red Diamonds moved into second place on the J.League table after they overcame Shonan Bellmare 2-0 on Sunday.
A Shinzo Koroki goal after 30 minutes put Urawa ahead with Yosuke Kashiwagi putting the result beyond doubt in the 73rd minute against the newly promoted side.
The result sees Urawa move to 16 points and remain two points behind leaders Yokohama F Marinos while Shonan Bellmare remain in the relegation zone on just three points from six games.
Sanfrecce Hiroshima also enjoyed a 2-0 victory with a double from Hisato Sato giving his side victory over Sagan Tosu.
The win means Sanfrecce move to within four points of the top three with Sagan still looking for their second win of the season in 13th place.