Category Archives: Sport

The Other Hugely Popular Thing To Do At Miyajimaguchi Station!

  Think of Miyajima and thoughts immediately turn towards Itsukushima Shrine and it’s bright red torii gate in the sea. The deer roaming the island and oysters may get a mention. The quirky temple on the east of the island … Continue reading

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Watching Volleyball In Japan Has To Be One Of The Country’s Noisiest Experience

Back in 2019 when Japanese residents could enter ballots for tickets to see the Tokyo 2020 Olympics I applied for over a dozen different sports but ultimately (and rather inevitably) failed on most fronts. It mattered not too much as … Continue reading

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What Better Way To Spend Christmas Day Than Going To See A Football Match!

Football ⚽️ on Christmas Day🎄! ✅#WELeague 🎅 pic.twitter.com/4XAP7bPpDc — Tokyo Fox 🦊 (東京狐) 🇬🇧🇯🇵 (@tokyofox) December 25, 2022 Think of Christmas Day and the likes of roast turkey, crackers, mince pies, presents and family time may come to mind. Of … Continue reading

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Tokyo Fox’s World Cup 2022 Overview

  When the FIFA World Cup comes round every four years it always takes me back to when I was a child experiencing my first two tournaments in Mexico ’86 and Italia ’90 respectively. They were such different times when … Continue reading

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TF Top 10……Football Match Day Experiences In 2022

  Having only watched a single game in each of the last two seasons I really was not expecting to do too many more matches this year, especially with the strict Covid_19 measures still in place for much of the … Continue reading

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Witnessing An Historic Upset In The 102nd Emperor’s Cup Final

New Years Day signals new beginning but the Emperor’s Cup Final on January 1st usually brings the curtain down on the previous years domestic Japanese football season. However, this years semi-finals and final dates were much earlier due to the … Continue reading

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Watching My First Football Match At The National Stadium In Tokyo

Suzuka was very much the centre of attention for sport this afternoon with the most eye-catching event being Round 18 of the 2022 Formula One championship. However, 400 kilometres away the local football team, known as Suzuka Point-Getters, were playing … Continue reading

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I Finally Got To See Naomi Osaka Play Tennis But It Didn’t Quite Go To Plan!!

Four time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka was back in Tokyo last week to defend the title she won when the Toray Pan Pacific Open (PPO) tournament last took place in 2019. I’ve actually been following the ups and downs … Continue reading

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Watching Football In Niigata At The Stadium Used In The 2002 FIFA World Cup

England played in five different Japanese cities in the FIFA World Cup 2002. They were in Saitama, Sapporo, Osaka, Shizuoka and Niigata with the latter one being a game which I often forget about. It was against Denmark in the … Continue reading

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Japan’s Sakura 15 Rugby Team Host Ireland In Tokyo: My First Ever Women’s Match!

  The rise of rugby in Japan was huge towards the end of 2019 and it was expected to continue to grow in popularity as we entered 2020……but then Covid_19 came along and all momentum was completely lost. Not for … Continue reading

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