sports

Snow Report for Japan’s Best Ski Resorts: 2015-2016 Season

Avid skiers and snowboarders may have been discouraged from taking their winter trips in Japan’s popular ski areas this season. The 2015-2016 season did not get off to a great start, as December 2015 looked to be the start of a record warm winter. The snow levels were not up to their usual heights and…

The Pride of Japanese Sports World – Yokohama F. Marinos!

The majority of people are familiar with Samurai Blue, Japan’s national football team that represents the country outside among other nations. Sports in Japan is well favored, having a number of enthusiastic viewers whether in their own houses or stadiums.   f-marinos.com/ But aside from Samurai Blue, there is also a number of other football…

2 Recommended Snow Schools for Kids in Niseko for a Winter Holiday

Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy the winter break in a winter school? You’ll be pushing away the boredom and you’ll also enjoy having a memorable time of your life! This is possible in Japan’s top ski destination, Niseko. Several schools offer internationally certified multilingual instructors such as Niseko Kids Snow School and Niseko Winterlab.…

Check Out the Underground Sport of Ice Hockey in Japan

When most people think of sports in Japan, baseball or the various traditional forms of martial arts generally come up. Unfortunately, ice hockey isn’t on the top of many lists but in my opinion, it absolutely needs to be included. Recently I had the opportunity to watch 4 professional hockey games in Shin-Yokohama at the…

Meet Satoko Miyahara – One of Japan’s Most Promising Figure Skaters

Japanese’ love for ice skating helps them produce some of the most successful skaters. Having the culture of good discipline, it is no surprise many of their figure skaters top the world champions’ list. Satoko Miyahara (宮原知子) is one of the best in the country. She is the latest gold medalist of the International Figure…

Drifting: The Japanese Origins Behind the High-speed Sport

Drifting is a special technique used when driving which involves loss of traction of the wheels to the road. This sounds quite dangerous, but the key to drifting is to keep control of the car. This exhilarating form of driving is said to originate in Japan! Origins   No one truly knows when drifting started,…

4 Hunky Japanese Atheletes You Need to Know!

Ahh, sports. It brings people together, teaches endurance, and fosters teamwork. And, well, it also produces some real fine athletes for you to ogle, or Google for that matter. Here are a few top Japanese athletes that you should look out for. 1. Kei Nishikori (錦織圭) Who says tennis isn’t sexy? Kei has been on…