Category Archives: Japanese sports

Rugby World Cup 2019 preparations hit a bump with concerns over the readiness of pitch

Rugby Union has never been synonymous with impeccable playing surfaces and luscious green grass. But the venue for 2019’s Rugby World Cup final didn’t have even a blade of grass on it as it was stripped bare and re-laid just … Continue reading

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National Olympic Committees confident Tokyo 2020 can overcome heat and water quality issues

Heat and water quality issues have dogged Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics organizers in recent weeks but delegates to a Chef de Mission seminar yesterday said they are confident that their hosts will find solutions ahead of the next year’s Olympic … Continue reading

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2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan

2020 is an Olympic year, with the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo. So start planning your medals parties and book some vacation for the big sports event. Here’s everything you need to know. 2020 Olympics dates and schedule … Continue reading

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Mochizuki makes Grand Slam history for Japan at Wimbledon

The 16-year-old Shintaro Mochizuki made history on Sunday becoming the first player of Japan to win a boy’s Grand Slam tittle after beating Spain’s Carlos Gimeno Valero 6-3, 6-2 in the Wimbledon final, pumping his fist after hitting a backhand … Continue reading

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The 8 Most Popular Sports in Japan (part 3)

5. Sumo Sumo is commonly considered the national sport of Japan, and has been around since antiquity. Professional sumo tournaments began in 1684 in Tokyo’s Tomioka Hachiman-gu Shrine, originally arising from a Shinto ritual of a human wrestling with a … Continue reading

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The 8 Most Popular Sports in Japan (part 2)

Auto Racing In Japan, auto racing has existed since the 1920s, but the sport only had a permanent, dedicated track after the Tamagawa Speedway was opened in 1936. Soichiro Honda was one of the early competitors at the new track, … Continue reading

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15 Most Popular Foods You Should Try In Japan (part 4)

  Udon Udon, a thick noodle that is made from wheat flour, is commonly served in a consomme with mirin and soy sauce. It usually comes with onion (negi). The shape and size of udon depend on the prefecture where it … Continue reading

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The 8 Most Popular Sports in Japan (part 1)

  ‘Puroresu’ If you have got acquainted with the way how Japanese people abbreviate foreign words, you may be able to sound out well the word “Puroresu”, which is short for professional wrestling. Although there were a lot of attempts … Continue reading

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