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Sports Day - Monthly News - Archives - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan
In the fall, when cool sunny weather arrives in place of the heat and humidity of summer, Japan enters the season for undokai, or sports days. Sports days take place in schools all across Japan, from kindergarten to high school. Some universities, companies, and local communities also hold annual sports days.
Sports - Explore Japan - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan
Many different sports are played in Japan. Traditional martial arts like judo and kendo are popular, as are sports imported from overseas, such as baseball and soccer (football). Many Japanese go to the sea for surfing and scuba diving in the summer, while skiing and snowboarding are popular winter pursuits.
Mud - Monthly News - Archives - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan
If somebody said to you "We have a sports ground on the sea," what image would come to mind? Well, at low tide on the shores of the Ariake Sea in Saga Prefecture, on Japan's southern island of Kyushu, there is a vast area of mud that serves as a rather special kind of sports ground. This muddy "sports ground" is enjoyed by local residents and visitors, including students from nearby schools. The Ariake Sea has created a unique environment here, including some unusual marine life.
League Without Borders | Sports | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
Good news for ice hockey fans in Asia: A full-fledged Asian ice hockey league has been inaugurated for the current hockey season. Eight participating teams from four Far Eastern countries - Japan, China, South Korea, and Russia - will battle against one another atop the ice.
The Arakawa Effect | Sports | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
The image of Arakawa Shizuka winning the gold medal in the women's figure skating at the Torino Winter Olympics is still fresh in the memory.
Pelvic Exercise | Sports | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
Exercise that focuses on the movement of the pelvis has been quietly taking hold in Japan. Correcting and relieving tension in the muscles of the pelvic area can result in enhanced posture, a more shapely figure, and improved general well-being.
X-sports - What's Cool in Japan - Archives - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan
If Japanese elementary and middle school students were asked what the coolest sports are, many are likely to mention skateboarding, where riders are able to perform a variety of tricks and display dynamic motion on a single board with four small wheels attached; in-line skating, where skates with a single row of wheels fixed to each boot allow skaters to display extreme moves not possible in other events; and bicycle motocross (BMX), where riders compete over severe natural terrain (or on the streets), employing high-level riding techniques.
French | Japan Fact Sheet | Web Japan
Concise introductions of Japan,from economy to sports and culture.
Japan Fact Sheet | Web Japan
Comprehensive introductions of Japan by theme such as governmental structure, economy, society, culture, and sports. Available in English, Spanish, French, Chinese, and Korean.
Samurai - Monthly News - Archives - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan
Any kid who has ever played with their friends and pretended to be a medieval knight in Europe or a samurai in Japan runs into one big problem--hitting each other with sticks hurts! Sports Chanbara (chanbara is a Japanese sword fight) was created by Tetsundo Tanabe thirty years ago so that everybody in the world could cross swords without hurting each other.
Trainer to the Champs | Sports | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
There is a Japanese female trainer employed by an American pro football team in the NFL. Her name is Iso Ariko. It is rare enough to have a female trainer looking after the physical condition of the athletes who compete at America's most popular sport, but being Japanese makes Iso doubly unique.
Three Cheers for the Champions! | Sports | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
In April a Japanese cheer and dance team won the Chick-fil-A Cheer & Dance Collegiate Championship in the United States.
The Secret of Japan's Olympic Success | Sports | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
Japan won 37 medals at the Athens Olympics this summer, its highest total ever. There has been considerable discussion about just what it was that enabled Japanese athletes to achieve their record-breaking medal tally in Athens.
Sumo's Answer To Beckham | Sports | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
A new star was born at the 2005 Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Bulgarian wrestler Kotooshu was promoted to the rank of ozeki after compiling an 11-4 record in the tournament and a combined 36-9 record in his last three tournaments.
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Capital Bid | Sports | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
Tokyo has won the race to become Japan's candidate to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Tokyo will now be vying with other candidate cities around the world in the hope of hosting the Olympics for the second time, following the highly successful 1964 Summer Games.
Clothes that Keep You Fit | Sports | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
Consumers are giving a big thumbs-up to new types of clothing that can tighten muscles and change the shape of a person's body just by wearing them, all while that person goes about his or her daily routine.
Dreaming of J. League Glory | Sports | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
The J. League, Japan's professional soccer league, will expand to 30 clubs for its 2005 season, a three-fold increase from the 10 clubs that began the inaugural 1993 season.
Playing Host Again | Sports | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
Japan is in the running to host the seventh Rugby World Cup in 2011. Having formed a bid committee in October 2004, the Japan Rugby Football Union submitted a notification of official candidacy to the International Rugby Board in January 2005.
Big in China | Sports | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
On June 5, 2005, Japanese table tennis prodigy Fukuhara Ai, 16, made her debut in China's Super League, where the sport's elite players compete.
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