After facing former club Barcelona, Andres Iniesta said he had no complaints about his departure from Camp Nou.
Hiroki Abe has completed a move to Barcelona on a four-year contract, leaving Kashima Antlers for a reported €2million fee.
Hiroki Abe is to join Barcelona from Kashima Antlers and is expected to spend next season with the B team in Catalonia.
Japan's teenage international Takefusa Kubo, who previously played at Barcelona's La Masia academy, has joined Real Madrid.
David Villa and Andres Iniesta will face old friends as Vissel Kobe host Barcelona in a pre-season match in Japan in July.
While he would have liked to win more Champions Leagues, Andres Iniesta insists he is not angry about Real Madrid's recent successes.
Outgoing Barcelona midfielder Sergi Samper has confirmed talks with Andres Iniesta contributed to his decision to join Vissel Kobe.
Sergi Samper's time at Barcelona has come to an end, with the gifted midfielder widely expected to join Andres Iniesta in Japan.
Vissel Kobe beat Sagan Tosu thanks to a first goal from David Villa, who described it as "a wonderful game".
A photo posted by Andres Iniesta on Three Kings Day received a backlash for being racially insensitive, and he has since apologised.