Former Celtic midfielder Koki Mizuno has urged his fellow Japanese stars to create new history at the club.

Mizuno spent two years in Glasgow's East End from 2008 to 2010.

Under Gordon Strachan tutelage the ex-Celtic boss once branded Mizuno "a young player of immense talent and potential."

Mizuno believes that if Daizen Maeda, Reo Hatate, Yosuke Ideguchi can embrace the Scottish football culture much in the same way as talismanic striker Kyogo Futuhashi then all four can forge a lasting dynasty.

Mizuno insists that Celtic's three new recruits will have to get to know their teammates inside the dressing room very quickly and believes that winning over the hearts and minds of supporters will also be key as they will help them settle immediately into the club.

Kyogo has already hit the ground running and found a spiritual football home in Glasgow.

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The Japanese striking sensation has bagged 16 goals in 26 appearances for Celtic including a memorable double in the 2-1 League Cup final win over Hibernian at Hampden Park last month.

Mizuno readily admits that there is no better football atmosphere or feeling in the world than running out to a full-house Paradise and that Maeda, Hatate and Ideguchi will not have experienced anything like it in their careers so far.

Mizuno said: "When all the Japanese players play at Celtic Park, they can help create a new history for the club.

"Above all else, I think it is also important for all the Japanese players to communicate with the Celtic players and to win the hearts and minds of the Celtic supporters.

"The atmosphere of Celtic Park is the best in the world.

"It is an exciting time for Celtic and all four Japanese players."

The 36-year-old is delighted that Celtic boss Ange Postecogou has helped raise the profile of the J-League way above its expectations.

Mizuno is adamant that having Postecoglou raid the J-League for January signings due to his extensive knowledge of the division having worked in the country as a manager in Japan could well pave the way for more clubs to follow Celtic's lead and entice more Japanese players to take the plunge and move to European clubs as it is a relatively untapped market.

The 4 times capped former Japanese internationalist admits the eyes of the Far East will also be firmly upon all four of Celtic's Japanese players to see how they cope with their surroundings.

Mizuno insists that they will be under the full glare of an intense media spotlight, He said: "The signing of four Japanese players for a great club like Celtic opens up endless possibilities.

"Celtic will be full of dreams and hope for what it can achieve in the future with these players in the team.

"From now on, Celtic will get more attention than ever.

"First of all, I think they all need to understand and respect the Scottish environment and football culture.

"There are now more opportunities for Japanese players to play abroad, but I think that in itself is a very good thing.

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"I think that more players can feel they can now go out into the football world and raise the level of Japanese football.

"Their success can only help Japanese football grow in the future. "

Mizuno who now turns out for amateur side Hayabusa Eleven who play in the Kanagawa Prefecture League revealed that he remains a Celtic supporter to this day.

He admitted that his love for Celtic will grow even more as he gets set to cheer on his compatriots.

Mizuno said: "I just wanted to relay a message to the Celtic fans and say I continue to support the club as a fan to this day.

"I will now fully support all the Japanese players who have signed for Celtic. I wish them all well."