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March 1, 2017

How Attitudes to Fitness Are Changing in Japan

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

October 1, 2016

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).

September 26, 2015

There Is No Halfway

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

August 11, 2015

My First Time: Running Up Mount Fuji

Few people can make the hike up Mt. Fuji. Even fewer are crazy enough to try and run it.

July 19, 2015

The Other Side of Asakusa: Swing by Rox Dome Batting Stadium

Go beyond the touristy areas and hit some baseballs after dark.

July 18, 2015

What Can The Samurai Blues Learn From The Nadeshiko?

Looking ahead to the Olympics next year, the Nadeshiko certainly have plenty to be positive about.

July 15, 2015

Bumping Along With Tokyo Bubble Soccer 


Playing soccer while wearing a giant, inflatable bubble? Welcome to the crazy world of Bubble Soccer Tokyo

April 17, 2015

The Electrifying Ride on a Japanese Denchari

Not just for grocery moms, the electric bike trend is really taking off in Japan.

February 2, 2015

The Knock Out World of Woman’s Wrestling

High flying divas of the ring battle it out in the knock out world of Japanese woman’s wrestling.

January 21, 2015

Skiing and Snowboarding in Japan

The coldest months of Japanese winter are long, so crawl out from under that kotatsu and make the best of it with this How-To Guide on skiing and snowboarding in Japan.

December 28, 2014

How The J-League Can Save British Football

What can the English Premier League learn from Japanese football?

November 24, 2014

Can Japanese Judo Recover Gold?

Japan’s judo program is down for the count. Can it recover?

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