Category Archives: Sport

Hong Kong 2017 Pt I: Watching Leicester In The Premier League Asia Trophy

  As soon as it was rumoured that Leicester would be taking part in the Premier League Asia Trophy in Hong Kong in July I set about making plans to take time off work and get tickets for the first set of … Continue reading

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A Day In Utsunomiya (Tochigi Prefecture)

  Mention the city of Utsunomiya to any Japanese person and the likely first response will be a remark about gyoza. This part of Tochigi prefecture is famed for these delectable  dumplings and so Neil and I felt obliged to … Continue reading

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Live Basketball Play Off Final In Tokyo

What I thought I knew about basketball before going to this live game could probably have been written on a very small piece of paper. However, as the game tipped off, I soon discovered that I knew more than I … Continue reading

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Super Sunday Soccer At Shimizu S-Pulse In Shizuoka

There are four J-League teams based in Shizuoka prefecture and they were all playing at home on the last weekend in April. J3 side Fujieda MYFC were the only team to play on the Saturday so that was a given. … Continue reading

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Free All-You-Can-Drink Japanese Sake At A Football Match? Surely Not!

As mentioned in my last J-League post, I said that I hoped to go to a couple of Shizuoka-based games whilst in the vicinity during the recent Japanese Golden Week holiday. Having arrived at my parents-in-law’s holiday home in Ito … Continue reading

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Around The Grounds

Avid readers of JSoccer magazine (Japan’s number one quarterly football magazine in English!) have been following the ground hopping of Tokyo Fox for the last few issues which has taken in stadia from all over the country (Okinawa, Hiroshima, Kobe, … Continue reading

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Playing Away Again As The New J-League Season Kicks Off

Away day travel is good at most times of the year but there are some grounds which are just that bit more appealing during certain periods and Mito Hollyhock certainly fall into that category. This Ibaraki-based side may live in the … Continue reading

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