Olympics

Why Is Mao Asada, One of Japan’s Top Figure Skaters, Retiring at an Early Age?

Since the morning of April 10, 2017, one particular topic regarding a certain athlete’s retirement has been making its rounds on Japanese news programs. Many people were surprised with the sudden announcement that was made as Japan’s figure skating star, Mao Asada (浅田真央), decides to leave the ice rink at 26. Who is Mao Asada?…

Discover the Wonders of Nagano on the Road to Zenkoji Temple

The road to Zenkoji (善光寺), one of the most famous Buddhist temples in Japan, is an easy one. Situated in the beautiful Japanese Alps, a convenient, regular, 80-minute bullet train links Tokyo with Nagano City (長野市), the capital of the Nagano Prefecture (長野県) and the gateway to this seventh-century icon. Nagano Unlike Zenkoji, Nagano City…

4 Things to Know About the Japanese Footballer Known As ‘The Jaguar’

Having just recently scored a backheel goal in the Rio 2016 Olympics, this 21-year-old player is set to be one of Japan’s brightest rising star in soccer. Takuma Asano Barely anyone outside of Japan has heard of the name Takuma Asano. He was a normal regular player in the J1 League up until July 2016…

Meet Yuzuru Hanyu, Japan’s Young Award-Winning Figure Skating Prince

If the ice rink is the battle arena for kingship, Japan’s 21-year old Yuzuru Hanyu (羽生結弦) will undeniably be among the top candidates for the crown. In fact, he’s already the king of the ice rink in the making! His reputation as Japan’s figure skating prince isn’t just a mere title befitting his young age…

On Thin Ice: Figure Skating in Japan and Some Popular Japanese Skaters

Figure skating is an extremely popular sport in Japan. When the winter season comes rolling in, many people switch on their TVs to watch the skating competitions and root for their favorite skaters. Twitter is suddenly filled with various skating-related Tweets, and when the likes of Yuzuru Hanyu successfully land a quadruple axel or two,…

The New Tokyo Olympics 2020 Logo has Officially Been Released!

Japan will be hosting the Olympics in 2020 and as per every Olympics event, a special logo is created to represent it and recently, the official logo for Olympics 2020 was released. So, take a look and see what you think about the new design. Previous logo design thenextweb.com/ The previous logo that was released…

Upcoming Tokyo Olympics 2020

2020 Expected Design of National Olympic Stadium dezeen.com/ Tokyo will be hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics between 24th of July and 9th of August with the slogan “Discover Tomorrow” (Ashita-o-tsukamo). Most of the details are announced and main events could be happening at the “National Olympic Stadium” in Shinjuku. Six world cities: Istanbul, Rome, Madrid,…