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Fujitsu Frontiers wide receiver Riki Matsui reacts after scoring a touchdown during an 2020 X League game at Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki.
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Kicking Off: An Introduction to Japan’s American Football League

In need of a football fix? The X League has imported the American sport and is hitting the gridiron at a stadium near you.

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Playing Doubles: How Naomi Osaka and Japan Are Coming to Terms with Each Other

She's a wildly successful athlete honing her talent and a burgeoning political voice, but is she the people's superstar?

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How to Watch The 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Japan in 2021

There won't be many spectators this year, but you can still catch the Olympics online or on TV.

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Practicing Martial Arts in Japan Without Knowing Japanese

Don’t beat yourself up at the gym for not knowing Japanese. Check out these foreigner-friendly gyms in Japan.

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Guide to Skiing and Snowboarding in Japan

Shred world-class powder in the Japanese mountains. Japow!

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How To Watch A Sumo Morning Training Session

Missed the sumo tournament? Don’t worry, there’s an even better way to experience sumo (and it’s free).

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A Guide to Top League Rugby in Japan

A look at Japan's unique professional club rugby and how to enjoy the action.

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Hometown Heroes: 5 Japanese Soccer Clubs for 5 Types of Fans

As Japan's footballing stock continues to rise, there's never been a better time to follow your closest city’s professional soccer club.

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6 Things to Know About the Spartan Race Japan

The second Spartan Race to be held in Japan is happening in October and there are still spots available. Are you up for it?

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How Attitudes to Fitness Are Changing in Japan

From bananas to buff: How the fitness scene in Japan is transforming ahead of Tokyo 2020.

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Matchday in Japan

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There Is No Halfway

When it comes to their hobbies, the Japanese never go halfway.

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