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Make No Mistake About It: The IOC Is Not The Hero of This Story

by Martin Danker Against Tokyo’s objections, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) made its final decision, and the consensus is simple: the IOC and Tokyo’s governor Koike Yuriko are both losers. What decision was this exactly? Well, the marathon and race walking events during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics will take place in the city of…

Love Running Marathons? 5 Tips on How to Plan a ‘Runcation’ in Japan

Food, cherry blossoms, nature, culture, technology, history – these are just some of the many reasons to visit Japan. But consider this reason for your next trip to the Land of the Rising Sun: to join a marathon. With its ideal weather, stellar organization, exciting race expos, and the festive-like atmosphere of race day, participating…

Challenge Yourself at the Kyoto Marathon in February 2018!

Do you like running and joining marathons and competitions? Are you looking for somewhere in Japan to test your strength and endurance? Discover the charms of the city of international culture and tourism in this one-of-a-kind event. Take in the stunning Kyoto landscape as you run at the Kyoto Marathon 2018! Kyoto has been the…

Sprint Like a Saiyan at the Dragon Ball Fun Run Events in Japan This 2017!

Summer in Japan is not the most favorable season to go running or jogging outdoors. Most people spend their time doing indoor activities in order to avoid the summer heat. But don’t worry about missing the outdoors as the autumn season right after summer will provide you with a better opportunity. During early September 2017,…

Do You Know What the Ultimate ‘Ekiden’ or Relay Race in Japan Is?

Have you ever run long distance for days from one city to another? Do you watch relays or cross country races often? There is a Japanese term that has gotten into the English vocabulary called “ekiden (駅伝),” which was initially used to refer to stagecoaches in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Now, “ekiden”…

Cosplay as Wally at the Wally Run in Osaka and Aichi This October 2016!

Just about everyone has heard of “Where’s Wally?” (ウォーリーを探せ!), which is also known as “Where’s Waldo?” in North America. Interestingly enough, in October 2016, there will be a Where’s Wally? Wally Run (ウォーリーラン) in Japan where you can gather with thousands of people clad in the similar outfit! japantrends.com/ About Where’s Wally? metro.co.uk/ Where’s Wally?…

Ekiden: Japan’s Famous Long Distance Relay Race

The Ekiden is the famous long-distance relay race in Japan and people are crazy about this winter sports event. Normally in a relay race, a baton is passed from one runner to another, but in the Ekiden, a sash replaces it instead. History of Ekiden Ekiden was born about 100 years ago in 1917, sponsored…

The biggest Japanese marathons you should take part in!

Sport is one of the main activities that keep us healthy. There are a lot of types of sports, and one of the most popular and easy to do is running. It is a simple exercise, but it moves the entire body. Because of its popularity, some countries hold many competitions, one of them is…