He's already had scouts from Europe looking at him.

The 20-year-old is determined to put in his best display at the 2008 Beijing Olympics with the Japan Olympic football team in the summer because he wants to secure a move to Europe ply his trade.

"In Beijing, I really hope we can show the world what Japanese soccer is all about," he said.

During the qualifying tournament Kashiwagi caught the eye of European scouts, including one from Primera Liga giants Real Madrid.