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Golfing in and Around Nagoya

Jul 31, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Though Mark Twain once remarked of golf that it was 'a good walk spoiled,' it seems that the witticism didn't quite make it out to Japan where golfing is a...[ Click to read more ]

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Japan’s Professional Sports Post-Coronavirus Summer Outlook

Jul 01, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Like in the rest of the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, anything that attracts large numbers of people together for hours on end has been postponed or canceled in Japan,...[ Click to read more ]

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Ichiro, a Potted History of Aichi’s Baseball Legend

May 28, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Since being introduced to Japan in 1872, baseball has risen to become a national pastime bordering on obsession, in many eyes supplanting sumo as the nation's number one sport. In...[ Click to read more ]

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Get Hooked on Family Fishing in Aichi

Aug 20, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

It should come as no surprise that, being an island nation crisscrossed with rivers and spotted with freshwater lakes, Japan is a fantastic country in which to go fishing. From...[ Click to read more ]

Beautiful Hiking and Walking Trails in Japan

Jul 11, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

When the weather heats up, many Japanese escape the humidity that envelopes the cities and head to the countryside. Being such a mountainous country, there are many great places to...[ Click to read more ]

Blood on the Tracks: See Keirin Cycle Racing in Nagoya

Jul 08, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

If you have ever seen track bicycle racing in a velodrome or on TV during the Olympics, you would consider events such as pursuit, omnium and time trials as exhilarating,...[ Click to read more ]

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Nagoya Baseball – The Chunichi Dragons

Mar 26, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

When you think of Japanese sports, there is a good chance that a martial art comes to mind. However, if you ask a local what their favorite sport is, you might be...[ Click to read more ]

Celebrate the Last Days of Summer in Hiroshima… Outdoors!

Aug 24, 2017 By Jade Brischke

So the weather is cooling down (okay, seriously, who am I kidding?) but with the days still sunny and fine it’s the perfect time to catch the last of the...[ Click to read more ]

Koshien – Where Japanese Culture Plays Out Before Your Eyes

Jul 21, 2016 By Justin Hanus

"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that."...[ Click to read more ]

J League Soccer is Back!

Mar 28, 2016 By Mark Guthrie

While sumo and baseball are the undoubted kings of Japanese sport, there is mounting evidence to say that, amongst the younger generations, soccer (サッカー) is fast becoming a force to...[ Click to read more ]

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