Category Archives: Sport

Fun & Excitement Are Never Too Far Away When Watching This Non-League Japanese Team!

  The Japanese all seem to love Disney and pretty much every passenger who disembarks at the Maihama Station is heading to “the happiest place on earth.” Not me though!

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Rugby World Cup Fever Grips Japan For Six Memorable Weeks Of Action

For the last six weeks the Rugby World Cup (RWC) has never been too far away from TV, online, radio and newspaper headlines. For something which is considered a fairly minor sport in Japan it’s certainly made a splash over … Continue reading

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Over 5 Hours Of Local Train Travel To Shizuoka Stadium For South Africa vs Italy At The Rugby World Cup

Having failed to win any tickets in the ballots for matches in Tokyo or Yokohama I had no choice but to look further afield for matches that would fit in with my working schedule. Shizuoka was my first choice as … Continue reading

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A Manic Sunday As Wales & Australia Met At The Rugby World Cup

  The group stages of the Rugby World Cup throw up a mix of predictable one-sided games, some mammoth clashes and a few surprises too. Rugby giants New Zealand faced off against South Africa on the opening weekend, England will play … Continue reading

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A Long & Steep Ride To Check Out The Cycle Racing Track Which Will Be Used At Tokyo 2020

  Tokyo may be the host city for next Summer’s Olympic Games but there are a few events taking place in other prefectures of Japan such as: Shooting – Asaka (Saitama); Golf – Kasumigaseki Country Club (Saitama); Surfing – Tsurigasaki (Chiba); … Continue reading

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The Highs & Lows Of Watching England’s First Match At The Rugby World Cup In Sapporo

  In November 2003 it was only my second day in Japan when England beat Australia to win the Rugby World Cup Final. That night out in Roppongi proved to be a hugely memorable night. 16 years on and I now … Continue reading

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Japan & South Africa Meet For The First Time Since “That” Huge Shock In 2015

  It was one of the biggest upsets in sporting history and helped propel rugby into the consciousness of a nation where the game had often just been a footnote on sports bulletins. I am of course talking about Japan’s … Continue reading

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