The country was devastated by last month's earthquake which forced all sporting competitions to be postponed until further notice.
Former Sydney FC star Brosque knows very well that there are much more important things in life than football but says the imminent return of the J-League indicates that things are slowly getting back to normal.
"Every sport has taken a break, and it's hard when you read the papers and see the pictures on TV of the devastation, and how families have been destroyed," he told the Daily Telegraph. "It's difficult to concentrate on just playing sport.
"Obviously what happened devastated the entire country. But at some point you have to get the country going again, and the quicker people can get back to a sense of normality the better."
Brosque admitted that life was difficult for him during the aftermath of the natural disaster but could not thank Shimizu enough for their support.
"Initially it was tough, being a foreigner when something like this happens means you're the last to find out what's happening because of the language barrier," he added.
"But the club has been superb though in terms of support."