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Kennedy insists he is happy with Nagoya Grampus

Josh Kennedy has made it clear that he was always going to remain with J-League club Nagoya Grampus.

The 28-year old Australian international has become a cult figure at the club since arriving from German outfit Karlsruhe in June 2009 and said that the recent devastation of the earthquake in Japan never deterred him.

Kennedy told the Weekend Australian that he always had intentions of staying at the club where he has scored 24 goals in 37 appearances.

"I never once had a thought to go home and not return," Kennedy said.

"We had a week's break after the incident and then it was just a matter of when to come back to training if everything was okay.

"Since day one, the club and everyone here has made it quite easy to start life with a family. It's comfortable, I enjoy it and the football has been good.

"Nagoya is a good place, it's not a massive city like Tokyo, but it's big enough.

"It's probably the best football I have played with the quality of the passing and the technical side of things.

"I can't see myself moving or wanting to move in the foreseeable future. I am happy here and the family is happy here."

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