Category Archives: Sport

A Rainy 2-Hour Cycle Ride In The Hope Of Seeing An Appearance From The World’s Oldest Professional Footballer!

There has been some debate in recent years about whether having a 55 year old playing in the J-League is good publicity for football in Japan or whether it makes people take it less seriously! The question of him playing … Continue reading

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The Great Buddha, Monster Hospital, Quality Dog Time, A Sushi Museum & Live J-League Football!

Over the years I’ve visited many really interesting and quirky buddha statues in Japan of varying sizes and materials but arguably the most impressive and famous one is in Kanagawa Prefecture.   Kamakura was a slight detour en-route to Izu … Continue reading

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Sitting Amongst The S-Pulse Faithful In Shimizu But Quietly Supporting The Opposition!

  The J-League match day experience in the Covid_19 era just hasn’t been the same for me. Although fans were allowed back once football returned in July last year, there were a new set of measures and protocols such as … Continue reading

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Embracing The Olympic Spirit With Free Tokyo 2020 Exhibits & Games-Inspired Art

  For many, many months now I have been saying, in the wake of the Covid_19 outbreak,  that a huge sense of relief will be felt when the beleaguered Tokyo 2020 Olympics games finally come to an end. I`m sure … Continue reading

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At The Velodrome For Two Days Of Live Track Cycling At The Tokyo 2020 Olympics

When Olympic tickets went on sale to Tokyo residents in 2019 I applied for many sports but my first choice was the track cycling so I tried for all seven days over the two ballots and managed to win a … Continue reading

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What It`s Like To Be A Spectator At The Tokyo 2020 Olympics

When the IOC and the Japanese government decided that spectators would not be present at all for Olympic sports in Tokyo (and surrounding prefectures Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa) it was hugely disappointing for all of those with tickets who were … Continue reading

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The (Almost) Complete Record Of Leicester City vs. Scottish Clubs (Since 1940)

   The likes of Bruges, Copenhagen, Porto, Prague and Athens have all been destinations for Leicester City on their European adventures in recent years and a few more will be added in the 2021-22 season when they compete in the … Continue reading

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TF Flashback: Seoul Olympic Stadium (2006)

Research and preparation before any overseas trip is something I have long done but it hasn’t always been that way. My first overseas trip whilst based in Japan was to South Korea in the early days of January 2006. Along … Continue reading

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The A-Z Of Tokyo Fox Celebrating 15 Years of Blogging (Part 1)

  15 years of Tokyo Fox! Who’d have thought that would happen?! Not I! It began in February 2006 as a fun pun-based place to keep an online journal to let friends and family back home know what things were … Continue reading

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Reignite Your Passion For The Olympics At This Tokyo Museum (Before The Games Are Probably Cancelled!)

  If you think I’m writing about this museum before the Olympics get cancelled (and people consequently lose all interest in this place!) then you’re absolutely right! I’ve wanted to visit this place, located across from the New National Stadium, … Continue reading

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